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How to change the drive label after mapping a drive letter to a folder

On Windows 10, I wanted to map drive letters to local folders. I used subst initially, but then I found out that deleted files from the mapped drives would just disappear, rather than going to the ...
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RAMDrive volume inside FIle Manager

Since I managed to remove a driver installed from Internet which turned out to be a virus, there's a new volume inside my Windows 11 file explorer which is called "RAMDrive (Z:)". However, ...
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How to clear drive names/labels from windows?

I renamed a drive to m500 and another to m600 and now every time I plug in ANY external drive, windows will label it to m500 or m600. I've tried 4 different drives of varying sizes (130gb - 5tb), same ...
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Renaming disks: from D: to F:

How do I rename in Windows 8 disk label from D: to A:, say ? I do know how to rename the label from KINGSTON to USB say, though.
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How do I format disk from UEFI shell?

I need to format 2 disks from pre-built UEFI shell. So I have 2 questions. How do I format a disk from UEFI Shell? How do I know what is the disk name or label? By the way, in the first question I ...
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Where does NTFS store the label of a partition?

I'm using a hex editor (wxHexEditor) to explore a hard drive content. I'm looking for where the label of a partition is stored. So the drive I'm exploring is a GPT drive formatted in NTFS. With ...
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How do I mount a volume by label in Alpine Linux?

I'm running a Docker container based on Alpine (specifically the balenalib/armv7hf-alpine image). Within the container I want to mount a USB drive by its label, but the Alpine mount command doesn't ...
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distinction between volume and partition (terminology)

What's the definition of, and distinction between, a volume and a partition? Wikipedia notes that a partition is created before any files or directories are written to disk. But, then, in the next ...
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Get partition name and partition label on Windows 10 for GPT disks

How can I read both partition name and partition label, for a given drive with GPT partition table? I would like to do it on Windows 10. According to this post, both exist and are different on GPT (...
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exFAT volume label length: 11 or 15 characters?

There's a fair amount of reference material on the web that states that the maximum label length for an exFAT volume is supposed to be 11 characters. However there are two ways that I am aware of to ...
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Use PowerShell to Retrieve Volume Label of Locked BitLocker Drive

I have a USB hard drive encrypted with BitLocker: While it's yet unlocked, in PowerShell I want to retrieve the drive's volume label, so I run a command like this: Get-WmiObject -Class Win32_Volume |...
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