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Windows 7: How to rename my USB flash Drive

12 May 2014   #1
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
How to rename my USB flash Drive

My USB flash drive appears under the most boring of titles: REMOVABLE DISK. Clicking on 'rename' has no effect.

What do I need to do to give it a name?


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12 May 2014   #2
Gator

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

Try option two
Drive - Rename
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12 May 2014   #3
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Plug it in and open Computer. Right click the USB's icon, click properties, open General tab. You can then type in a name you want, there's a limit of 15 or so characters. See my snip, then click apply, OK.

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12 May 2014   #4
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Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

That will work, technically. Disk management will recognize it as changed but for some reason Computer doesn't. It will still be "Removable Disk" to Computer. I believe option two, changing the autorun file on the USB will change it so that Computer actually recognizes the name change.

Although it wouldn't work for me as I have autorun deleted off my USB's.
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13 May 2014   #5
AaLF

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

dont c no atuorun.ini file guys.
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13 May 2014   #6
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AaLF View Post
dont c no atuorun.ini file guys.
Option two has you create the autorun.inf yourself. It's very easy.
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13 May 2014   #7
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The way I showed you worked for me and the name shows in all PCs I plug into. The drive has no autorun.inf file in it.
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13 May 2014   #8
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
The way I showed you worked for me and the name shows in all PCs I plug into. The drive has no autorun.inf file in it.
Are you renaming a hard drive or USB?

Here is how I tested.
First picture is of Computer and I: is named MOE, but doesn't show there. You can also see hard drives with their custom name showing in computer at the top.
Second picture is from Disk management. MOE is my USB drive which is named correctly.


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13 May 2014   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yeah mine is a USB Flash Memory stick. I have 14 of them all named as I showed. The custom name shows in DM and Computer.
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13 May 2014   #10
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Yeah mine is a USB Flash Memory stick. I have 14 of them all named as I showed. The custom name shows in DM and Computer.
Weird, must be something with mine and the OP settings.
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