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Windows 7: I removed U3 from FD, but it has old name still?

18 Jan 2010   #1
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 
I removed U3 from FD, but it has old name still?

Ok I was finally able to remove U3 software & format the sandisk flash drive.

I have given it a new name, but yet it still has the old name U3 had given it?

Here is a couple of pics

It SHOULD now be JohnnyScience Cruzer (as it does under disk management)

But instead its still showing as JScience (M under My Computer?




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18 Jan 2010   #2
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Did you remove it and put it back in?

Second try this
Remove the drive and uninstall it using that tool
Then insert it again
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18 Jan 2010   #3
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
Did you remove it and put it back in?

Second try this
Remove the drive and uninstall it using that tool
Then insert it again
yeah I removed it & uninstalled it already?

Is there anyway/where else I can edit the My Computer name?
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18 Jan 2010   #4
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Did you right click on it in Explorer and on the General Tab change the name
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18 Jan 2010   #5
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tepid View Post
Did you right click on it in Explorer and on the General Tab change the name
yeah its really weird...

Even when I try to rename it by right clicking on it, it lets me change it but then changes right back to JScience?

So it still must be registering some where as JScience...


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18 Jan 2010   #6
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I think your issue is the length of the name try to shorten it and see if it will then change correctly
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18 Jan 2010   #7
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
I think your issue is the length of the name try to shorten it and see if it will then change correctly
No that doesnt matter if its 3 letters or 15, still just defaults back to JScience

I remember JScience was the initial name U3 gave it when I first got the drive & setup U3 with out knowing what it was (but U3 has since been completely removed from the drive...)
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18 Jan 2010   #8
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I believe the name can be no longer than 11 characters
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18 Jan 2010   #9
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by computersplus View Post
I believe the name can be no longer than 11 characters
Not true because my other main internal HDD is named JohnnyScience & my passport is named JohnnyScience Passport

And thats what shows up under mycomputer

Techincally this flash drive is named JohnnyScience Cruzer, just not when it shows under my computer?
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18 Jan 2010   #10
Tepid

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Then this may be a U3 thing,, maybe saved on some firmware...

There are generally 2 ways (that I know of) to name a usb device

The General Tab and an autorun.ini file on the root of the drive, which is a hidden file.
Are you showing hidden files?

I know you formatted the drive which should have gotten rid of it,, but maybe U3 is putting something there. who knows.

I personally don't know, nor like U3 devices.
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