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Windows 7: How to rename my USB flash Drive

13 May 2014   #11
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

The way Britton30 says always works for me. Plus, when you format it, type into Volume Label whatever name you want, and it will show in Computer and DM.

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13 May 2014   #12
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Britton30 post #3 and essenbe post #11 both work for me.
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13 May 2014   #13
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

What do you guys think the problem is as far as renaming my USB? Not that I care or want it renamed, just wondering..
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13 May 2014   #14
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
What do you guys think the problem is as far as renaming my USB? Not that I care or want it renamed, just wondering..

I don't know unless you use Britton30's suggestion and don't push apply at the bottom of the page.
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13 May 2014   #15
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gator View Post
What do you guys think the problem is as far as renaming my USB? Not that I care or want it renamed, just wondering..

I don't know unless you use Britton30's suggestion and don't push apply at the bottom of the page.
Did both. Clicking just ok and and clicking Apply/Ok. Neither work. Now I'm just interested in why it behaves that way. I don't have indexing enabled but I doubt that would make a difference, would it? It's really the only thing or setting I can think of that would cause it and even then, seems unlikely.
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13 May 2014   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You could try temporarily moving the data off and reformatting it, move data back and try it.
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13 May 2014   #17
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
You could try temporarily moving the data off and reformatting it, move data back and try it.
Well Im not worried about it, I was just wondering for learning purposes. I guess that would help as far as troubleshooting the (non) issue but maybe on a day when I'm not feeling so lazy.
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14 May 2014   #18
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Option #2 didn't work (autorun.inf). Can it be my AV or Hips secretly blocking it?
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14 May 2014   #19
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

AppGuard could be doing it. It's trying to protect it for anything changing it.
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14 May 2014   #20
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I have tried:

Autorun.inf
AppGuard in install mode
AppGuard in OFF mode
Reformatted Flash
Changed name in Properties
changed name on Drive display
Admin tools/ Disk mangmnt
Cursing
Shouting
Throwing

The Sandisk flash is unphazzed. Its name remains 'Removable Disk'
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