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Windows 7: External Drives were renamed to Pendrive

05 Aug 2010   #1

Win 7 64 bit
External Drives were renamed to Pendrive

Hi all, hope you can help. I have Win 7 64 bit with 2 External drives which I have several partitons on each. A few days ago I encountered a Trojan and coincidentally at the same time my external drives were renamed to PEN DRIVE. When I view it with MY COMPUTER they still show the original names I assigned them but with Explorer/Powerdesk they show PEN DRIVE. I reformatted the main drive C: to get rid of the Trojan but the external drives didn't change. I re formatted and renamed one external but still no change. Any Ideas how to rename them back to my personal names?


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05 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

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Can you verify that the trojan has not piggy-backed onto the external drives? Also, you say the names are correct in "My Computer" but not in "Explorer". I was under the impression they were the same in Windows 7, so some additional clarification would be nice. If the names are only appearing incorrectly via the 3rd-party program Powerdesk, it's possible the settings were inadvertently changed.
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06 Aug 2010   #3

Win 7 64 bit

Well, I don't get it but I reformatted both external hard drives, renamed them and Walla!! all is well again. Thanks for the reply anyways. Its nice to know there is help out their.
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