By Bryce / Last Updated March 11, 2022

Can my SD card be renamed on Windows 10?

After connected my 32GB SD Card to my PC, it has been labeled with “Data”. I want to use it to back up some important photos and name the SD Card drive “Photo”. Can I change the name of the SD card on Windows 10 PC? How to do that?

How to: Rename SD card in Windows 10, 8, 7

When we say rename SD card, actually what we do is to change its volume label. Specify the SD card with a label that we can remember, and then you can identify it more quickly and easily. Actually, in Windows 10, 8, 7, you can rename any drive, including SD card just within few clicks. Now, let’s see how to rename SD card with different methods and you can select any one of these.

Way 1. Change name in Windows Explorer

Step 1. In Windows 10, press the Windows + E combination to open Windows File Explorer. In Windows 7, double click Computer to access Windows File Explorer.

Step 2. Locate the SD card based on its capacity and drive letter, then right click it and choose “Rename”.

Rename SD Card Explorer

Step 3. Now, you can input the name that you to assign to the SD card and click Enter. 

Way 2. Rename SD card using CMD

Or you can run Command Prompt as administrator and change the name of the SD card in Windows PC.

Step 1. Press Windows + R, input cmd and hit Enter.

Step 2. In the pop-up window, type “label e: music” and click Enter to rename E drive. Please replace e with the drive letter of your SD card that you want to rename and replace backup with

Rename SD Card CMD

Way 3. Change label in Disk Management

If it doesn’t have been assigned with a drive letter, the SD card won’t be showing up in Windows Explorer. You can go to Disk Management to assign a drive letter to it and rename it.

Step 1. Open Disk Management: Press Windows + R, input “diskmgmt.msc” and click “OK”.

Step 2. Right-click the SD card that you want to rename and choose “Properties”.

Renam SD Card Disk Management

Step 3. In the blank box, type the label that you want to give to the SD card and click “OK”.

Solved: Cannot Rename SD card on Windows 10

If you failed to rename SD card on Windows 10 via the ways aforementioned, you can delete the partition on the SD card and create a new partition. You cannot remove partition from SD card or USB flash drive in Disk Management if the Windows version is before Windows 10 1803. Thus, it’s recommended you employ AOMEI Partition Assistant Standard. It can delete the SD card or USB flash drive partition in all editions of Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, and Vista. Free download the tool and follow the steps below.

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Warning: Since deleting partition will erase all data on it, please back up your SD card in advance.

Step 1. In the main interface, right-click the partition on the SD card and choose “Delete Partition”.

Delete Partition on SD Card

Step 2. Choose “Delete partition quickly” and then click  “OK”  button.

Delete Partition Quickly

Step 3. Click “Apply” and “Proceed” to commit the operation.

Step 4. Then, right-click the unallocated space after partition deletion and choose “Create Partition”.

Create Partition

Step 5. In the pop-up windows, click “Advanced

Rename SD Card

Note: You can also use the tool to low-level format SD card, clone SD card. When you need to enjoy advanced function, including changing serial number, recovering lost partition, you can employ AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional version. 

Frequently FAQs:

Q: How to rename SD card on Mac?

A: After you insert your SD card into Mac computer, on the desktop, click SD card’s icon to select it and press Enter key. Then, you can input the new name of SD card in the textbox.

Q: Can I change the name of SD card folder on Android?

A: Sorry to say no. You can remove the SD card from Android, put it in an SD card adapter, and connect to your CP to change rename SD card. However, the folder name of SD card in Android is not using the partition label.