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#1 YeOldeCodger

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 03:06 PM

Untill today my drives that were partitioned were all named thus: C:Windows 7, D: Work1, E: Work2, and an external as F:Database.
For some reason they have all reverted back to Local Disk.

Went to disk management and they are all ok there with the correct names. I tried changing the names by Rename and they just go back to Local Disk. I even tried giving full control to all users but to no avail. I tried a restore but again nothing, Did av scans and sought trojans ......nothing. No new programs loaded and nothing new was done. I am lost at how to get the names back to show from Computer.

As I say in Disk management they show as correct. They dont show in Send To either. Alos my snap feature has gone or wont work but I can live with that.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 08:41 PM

This is a longshot but have you tried system restore?

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 09:26 PM

Hi Codger:

Try this for starters:
In 'Computer', right-click on a drive and select 'Properties'. Re-name the drive what you'd like.
Hit 'OK' and then see if the changes held.
If they stayed, hit F5 to refresh them (to see if they stick further).

Do you have some kind of registry cleaner or some other type of 'auto-tune windows' program running on a schedule? Just a thought.
Post back and let us know how you're progressing. Good luck!
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Posted 20 January 2010 - 03:48 AM

Thanks guys, tried restore ...nothing and tried the properties route ....still nothing. As regard a cleaner only used Ccleaner about 4 days ago but have always used that with no probs.

It has to be something simple as in disk management they are correctly named....... weird. noticed that my windows snap feature stopped at about the same time so maybe linked and also the fact that my hard drives or partitions are not in the `Send To` list.
I might do a clean install as I don`t think I will get to the bottonm of this.

THX ANyway

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 07:15 AM

Have you tried this? It's how I customized my drive icons and labels. :huh:
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Posted 20 January 2010 - 08:47 AM

You`re a star........The reg thing worked.
Many thanks....

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 08:48 AM

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