System Rename Storage Pool of Storage Spaces in Windows 11

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This tutorial will show you how to rename a Storage Pool of Storage Spaces in Windows 11.

Storage Spaces helps protect your data from drive failures and extend storage over time as you add drives to your PC. You can use Storage Spaces to group two or more drives together in a storage pool and then use capacity from that pool to create virtual drives called storage spaces. These storage spaces typically store two copies of your data so if one of your drives fails, you still have an intact copy of your data. If you run low on capacity, just add more drives to the storage pool.


You must be signed in as an administrator to rename a storage pool.


Option One

Rename Storage Pool in Settings

1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Storage on the right side. (see screenshot below)


3 Click/tap on Advanced storage settings to expand it open, and click/tap on Storage Spaces. (see screenshot below)


4 Click/tap on the Storage Pool name (ex: "Storage pool") you want to rename. (see screenshot below)


5 Click/tap on the Rename link at the top. (see screenshot below)


6 Type a new name you want for this Storage Pool, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)


7 You can now close Settings if you like.

Option Two

Rename Storage Pool using PowerShell command

1 Open Windows Terminal (Admin), and select Windows PowerShell.

2 Copy and paste the command below into Windows Terminal (Admin), and press Enter to see a list of all storage pools. (see screenshot below step 3)


3 Make note of the current FriendlyName of the Storage Pool you want to rename. You will need to know this name in step 4 below. (see screenshot below)

Ignore the Primordial FriendlyName. It's not an actual Storage Pool.


4 Type the command below into Windows Terminal (Admin), and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

Set-StoragePool -FriendlyName "CurrentName" -NewFriendlyName "NewName"

Substitute CurrentName in the command above with the actual current name (ex: "Storage pool") of the Storage Pool from step 3 above.

Substitute NewName in the command above with the actual new name (ex: "Storage Pool 1") you want for this Storage Pool.

For example: Set-StoragePool -FriendlyName "Storage pool" -NewFriendlyName "Storage Pool 1"


5 When finished, you can close Windows Terminal (Admin).

That's it,
Shawn Brink



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