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Windows 7: Cannot rename USB thumb-drive

11 Jul 2014   #1

XP Pro (x86) | 7 HP (x86) & (x64) | 7 Pro (x64)
Cannot rename USB thumb-drive

I have a 8GB thumb drive, age unknown.
[1] In WinExp, Name:= Removable Disk
[2] In drive Properties, Name:= <empty, no name, an empty string>

When I try to rename the drive "PKT2012" in either [1] or [2] the new name refuses to "stick"

The "Properties" dialog "Name" field is always empty.

Is the drive past its useful life or am I missing something when trying to rename it ?

In drive > Properties > Hardware ... the list of drives is by manufacturer branding/model .... all rather useless when trying to identify the target drive. I have 5 drives.

In drive > Properties > Details (tab) > Property List ... there is a plethora of property-names in random order ... not much help there either that I can see.
"Device Description" := Disk drive
"Display Name" = Disk Drives

AS I experiment with property names the drop down list reorganizes itself with the last selected property at the bottom of the list ... not a lot of help, when the property names are a moving target.

I am trying to clean out a collection of USB thumb drives (ancient and recent) without discarding maybe valuable data (from a time when I thought thumb drives were the way to go).
Now I use one external USB spinner backed up regularly onto another spinner.
All thumb-drives <8gb (nominal) are being tossed out.

I am sure the thumb drives are breeding!

I would appreciate any help ... thenk you :)

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14 Jul 2014   #2
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