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renaming DVD-rw problem


Overclocked Like A Mother
Hi Guys,

I cannot rename my DVD-r in "My Computer". I tried right-click, properties on it, but the area is greyed out. I also tried in the Disk Manager to no avail. Would I be able to rename it in the registry?

Thanks in advance,



Debiant by way of Ubuntu
tried admin tools, disc management? On a separate note why not just put a shortcut to it on your desktop and rename that as you wish? That's what I do and it works fine for me....
no elektro his problem doens't have to do with software problem.
usually the optical drive takes the name of the disk inserted, i haven't tried renaming an optical drive before but you can try clicking on it and pressing F2 to rename it...
or you can try this

1. Start > Run > Regedit

2. Go to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Curr entVersion\Explorer\DriveIcons\D\DefaultLabel

Assuming D is the letter of your CD/DVD drive. If there is no key named DefaultLabel, create one by right-clicking the key for your drive (in this case, D) and selecting New > Key.

3. Change the (Default) value to the label you want.


Overclocked Like A Mother
The DVD-r is my optical drive, so I thought this would be the right section.

Mainframe, I did try that.

I am thinking that should be able to rename the optical drive through the registry.



Overclocked Like A Mother
Thanks Fishboy, for understanding my question. And thanks for the reply. Will try that right away. You posted while I was writing the previus post.


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