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Change name of DVD drive

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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    Change name of DVD drive


    How can I change the name of my DVD drive? I chance the drive letter on it , now it says its a Compact-Flash drive. Right click on it does not bring up rename like it does on HD and removable drive.

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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    The registry DefaultLable does not work in Windows 8.1

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\CurrentVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\M\DefaultLable (Default) Modify DVD RW Drive

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    Windows 7 Pro 64bit [MS blue-disk set]


    ?Would Windows 8 Disk Manager be able to change name? I only know for sure about Windows 7.
    I know there are a few free and fee 3rd party utilities that also include reNaming certain external devices [whether HD SSD CD/DVD flashstick].
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
    ?Would Windows 8 Disk Manager be able to change name? I only know for sure about Windows 7.
    I know there are a few free and fee 3rd party utilities that also include reNaming certain external devices [whether HD SSD CD/DVD flashstick].
    No. You can only change the drive letter in Disk Manager. Thanks for the reply.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    This doesn't work either. I think it changes the name in properties.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Enum\SCSIdrive / id / FriendlyName
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    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    I can't help with renaming but maybe this tutorial from Shawn can help. One other thing is the name correct when change back to D:?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    I can't help with renaming but maybe this tutorial from Shawn can help. One other thing is the name correct when change back to D:?
    As mentioned above, I used the tutorial, but that didn't change it. Yes, the name is correct if I don't use a letter that was previously used by another removable drive.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    the name is correct if I don't use a letter that was previously used by another removable drive.
    Try using another letter temporarily delete "I" reboot than put "I" back in, change DVD to "I", reboot. Maybe use Ccleaners Reg cleaner(OMG!) in between to kill any keys pointing to the sd/mmc and/or use disk cleanups windows update cleanup to get rid of the old WinSxS(“Side-by-side assemblies are used by the operating system as fundamental units of naming, binding, versioning, deployment, and configuration. The Winsxs folder includes all manifests, optional components and 3rd party Win32 files”.) files.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    the name is correct if I don't use a letter that was previously used by another removable drive.
    Try using another letter temporarily delete "I" reboot than put "I" back in, change DVD to "I", reboot. Maybe use Ccleaners Reg cleaner(OMG!) in between to kill any keys pointing to the sd/mmc and/or use disk cleanups windows update cleanup to get rid of the old WinSxS(“Side-by-side assemblies are used by the operating system as fundamental units of naming, binding, versioning, deployment, and configuration. The Winsxs folder includes all manifests, optional components and 3rd party Win32 files”.) files.
    I did delete the I drive, rebooted and use CCleaner reg cleaner. That didn't fix it either. I didn't do the update cleanup yet because, not too sure about this months updates yet.
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    I can under stand about Disk Cleanup, I wait a bout two weeks then use it before I make my image. I found this at Into Windows.
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