I have a USB flash drive (FAT32 format) with the label "DT100G3" If I assign the drive to the letters "G" or "J" the label shows on Windows Explorer. However, if I assign the letter "F" to it, the label in Windows Explorer shows the default "Removable Disk" label. I've tried adding an autorun.inf file to the USB flash drive containing this text:
However, the label still shows up as "Removable Disk" in Windows Explorer. If I open Windows's Computer Management and go to Storage > Disk Management I can see that the label is still "DT100G3" even though it doesn't show in Explorer.
What I have noticed is that in Disk Management, there is no drive letter next to my flash drive's label. The other drives do have a letter next to their label (e.g. My C drive has a "(C:)" next to its label).
I think the issue may be related to the fact that the letter "F" is the default letter assigned to any removable disk that I plug into my PC. Perhaps there is an entry in the Windows Registry that makes all drives that get assigned to "F" have the label "Removable Disk"?
I reformatted the flash drive to NTFS, changed the drive letter to "G", then reformatted back to FAT32. Now even when using the letter "G" the label says "Removable Disk" in Explorer.