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.
Step 2: Locate the flash drive in the column at the left side of the window.
Step 3: Right-click the USB flash drive, then click the Rename option.
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).
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.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
His main writing topics include iPhones, Microsoft Office, Google Apps, Android, and Photoshop, but he has also written about many other tech topics as well.
Disclaimer: Most of the pages on the internet include affiliate links, including some on this site.