Windows 7 can't rename share on a WD My book essential 3TB Hardrive


I am running a Wuindows 7 OS with several external hardisks attached over the network.  Two of which are Western digital; they have the same share name when I install them and  so the conflict prevents me from having both attached at the same time.  
I even tried formatting one of them to rename it, but when it is attached to the network, the original name still exists.  I do not seem able to rename the share any other way...

Thanks in advance
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I suspect what you call share is instead the device name. I think you have 2 devices with the same name. You need to change one of the device's name by entering the configuration. Formatting the HDD of the device does not change it's name.
bionicbabeAuthor Commented:
I have plugged it in locally and changed the name and given it a different sharename, but when I put it back on the network it retains its original name, thus conflicting...

They are all connected via an Iomega iConnect Wireless Data Station...

WD default device name is "WDShareSpace" for mine NAS. If I had 2 NAS I would have 2 devices with the same device name, not the same share name. I'm afraid you are confusing device name with share name. They are 2 different names. What you need to change is the device name, not the share name. To change the device name, open a browser and point it to the IP of one of the 2 devices. Enter configuration (it will ask you for username and password) and change the device name.

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bionicbabeAuthor Commented:
Sorry for the delay in my response.  Many Thanks
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