How to Change the Name of a Flash Drive in Windows 7

Do you have multiple flash drives that you use for work or school, and you find it difficult to differentiate between them? This problem can be amplified if you have multiple flash drives of the same type, which can lead to problems where you accidentally bring the wrong flash drive with you when you need to transfer files.

One way to solve this problem is to change the name of your flash drive. You can set a custom name that makes it easier to distinguish between flash drives, and you can use these customized names to ensure that you are copying files to the correct flash drive. So check out the few short steps below to learn how to change a flash drive name in Windows 7.


Change a USB Flash Drive Name in Windows 7

The steps in this article will show you how to modify the existing name of your USB flash drive to something different. This name is attached to the flash drive, so it will show on other computers to which you connect the flash drive as well.

Note that changing the name of the flash drive will not affect the files and folders that are stored on the device.


Step 1: Click the Windows Explorer icon at the bottom-left corner of your screen.

click the windows explorer icon



Step 2: Locate the flash drive in the column at the left side of the window.

locate the flash drive to rename



Step 3: Right-click the USB flash drive, then click the Rename option.

right-click the flash drive, then click rename



Step 4: Type the new name for the flash drive, then press the Enter key on your keyboard to apply it. Note that the name of the flash drive is limited to 11 characters (spaces count in that character limit).

enter the new name for the flash drive



Does your USB flash drive need to be in a different format? This article will show you how to reformat a USB flash drive so that you can use it on a computer or device that requires a specific file format. newsletter

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