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How to Rename a Storage Pool, Storage Space, and added Drives in Windows 8

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Storage Spaces lets you group drives together in a storage pool. Then you can use pool capacity to create storage spaces.

  • Storage spaces are virtual drives that appear in Windows Explorer. You can use them like any other drive, so itís easy to work with files on them.
  • You can create large storage spaces and add more drives to them when you run low on pool capacity.
  • If you have two or more drives in the storage pool, you can create storage spaces that won't be affected by a drive failureóor even the failure of two drives, if you create a three-way mirror storage space.
  • You will be able to connect the added drives of a storage space to another Windows 8 computer or new installation of Windows 8 to have that Windows 8 see and use the storage space in it's storage pool as well.



This tutorial will show you how to rename a storage pool, storage space, and added drives to what you like in Windows 8.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.


For more detailed information and FAQs about Storage Pools and Storage Spaces, see:

Virtualizing storage for scale, resiliency, and efficiency - Building Windows 8 - Site Home - MSDN Blogs




Here's How:

1. Open the Control Panel (icons view), and click on the Storage Spaces icon.

2. Click on the Change settings button if not grayed (faded) out. (see screenshot below)

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3.
If prompted by UAC, then click on Yes.


4. To Rename a Storage Pool

A) In a listed previously created storage pool that you wanted to rename, click on the Rename pool link on the right side. (see screenshot below step 2)

B) Type in a new name for the storage pool, and click on the Rename pool button. (see screenshot below)

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C) The storage pool has now been renamed. (see screenshot below)

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5. To Rename a Storage Space

A) To the right of a storage space that you wanted to rename, click on the Rename link. (see screenshot below step 2)

B) Type in a new name for the storage space, change the drive letter if you like, and click on the Rename storage space button. (see screenshot below)

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C) The storage space has now been renamed.


6. To Rename a added Drive

A) To the right of a added physical drive that you wanted to rename, click on the Rename link. (see screenshot below step 2)

B) Type in a new name for the drive, and click on the Rename drive button. (see screenshot below)

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C) The drive has now been renamed.


7.
When finished, you could now close the Storage Spaces window.


That's it,
Shawn