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The display name of my OS drive in Windows 7 (64 Ultimate) won't display as the name I've renamed it via properties, Diskpart and manually. What is going on!

As you can see in My Computer it is named Drive g even though Disk Manager knows it is OS.

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It's being named by a hidden file autorun.inf.

First, you'll need to view the hidden file by selecting the option in Control Panel - Folder Options - View tab - Hidden files and folders - Show hidden files, folders, and drives.

Next, navigate to My Computer - drive you want to rename and find autorun.inf

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Now, just delete the autorun.inf file and voila!

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The more interesting question IMO is, why/how did it happen? – nitro2k01 Dec 27 '13 at 12:30
@nitro2k01 I think it happened when I was swapping the storage HDDs, I accidentally swapped the OS disk (because I didn't remember in what order they were physically) and for some reason, it decided Drive g was appropriate when I reconnected it. – Raystafarian Dec 27 '13 at 12:33
Doesn't worked for me. Is this method only for windows 7 64-bit or can be used on windows 8 32-bit as I renamed the drives and they changed right away. Also I can't see any file named "autorun.inf". – Hunter Dec 27 '13 at 15:36
@Hunter you need to show hidden files to see it. – Raystafarian Dec 27 '13 at 17:12
@Raystafarian Did it and also unchecked the hide unprotected system files thing to make sure if the autorun.inf file was system protected. But didn't see it. – Hunter Dec 28 '13 at 10:52

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