How to change pool name in Storage Spaces on Windows 10

Do you need to rename a pool in Storage Spaces? If so, Windows 10 lets you do this in two ways using the Settings app and Control Panel – here's how.

Rename Storage Spaces pool on Windows 10

On Windows 10, Storage Spaces is a feature designed to protect files against hardware failure using different protection levels (including simple, two-way, and three-way mirror, parity, and dual parity). Using this feature, you can combine two or more drives into a logical group known as “pool,” which you can then use to create a volume (refers as “space”) to store data.

If you have previously created a pool and storage space, and you specified the wrong name or want to specify a new one, Windows 10 includes at least two ways to rename a pool without recreating the storage.

In this guide, you will learn two ways to rename a pool in Storage Spaces using the modern experience available in the Settings app (build 21286 or higher) and the legacy experience using Control Panel.

How to rename pool in Storage Spaces using Settings

To rename the Storage Spaces pool with Settings, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 10.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click on Storage.

  4. Under the “More storage settings” section, click the Manage Storage Spaces option.

    Manage Storage Spaces
    Manage Storage Spaces
  5. Select the storage pool to rename.

  6. Click the Properties option.

    Storage Spaces properties option
    Storage Spaces properties option
  7. Click the Rename option from the top-right corner.

    Storage pool rename option
    Storage pool rename option
  8. Change the pool name.

    Settings Storage Spaces rename pool
    Settings Storage Spaces rename the pool.
  9. Click the OK button.

Once you complete the steps, the new name will be reflected on the storage pool.

How to rename pool in Storage Spaces using Control Panel

To change the pool name on Windows 10 with Control Panel, use these steps:

  1. Open Control Panel.

  2. Click on System and Security.

  3. Click the Storage Spaces option.

    Storage Spaces in Control Panel
    Storage Spaces in Control Panel
  4. Click the Change settings button.

    Storage Spaces change settings option
    Storage Spaces change settings option.
  5. Select and expand the storage pool to rename.

  6. Click the Rename pool option.

    Control Panel rename storage pool option
    Control Panel rename storage pool option.
  7. Change the storage pool name.

    Rename pool Storage Spaces in Control Panel
    Rename pool Storage Spaces in Control Panel
  8. Click the Rename pool button.

After you complete the steps, Storage Spaces will apply the new name to the pool of drives.