How to rename a USB drive?

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  1. Rolomoto macrumors newbie

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    I open up disk utility but don't see how to do it.
    Thanks
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You go to Finder, open a Finder window, press CMD-SHIFT-C, select the USB flash storage thumb drive in that list, press CMD+I, go to "Name & Extension" and enter a name. Close the window and be done with it.
    Or you select the USB flash storage thumb drive on your Desktop or in the Sidebar of Finder and do the CMD+I stuff.

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  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Or (even quicker) - just select your drive (click it once), press Enter, type in the new name, press Enter again.
    Done...
     
  4. Rolomoto thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. simsaladimbamba

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    No, that is in Finder, either via CMD+SHIFT+C or the Desktop.
     
  6. chown33 macrumors 604

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    I will also point out that if you can't rename a USB drive in Finder, then maybe it's because you can't write to it.

    There may be several possible causes for this, such as the USB drive being in the Windows NTFS format.

    Discover the format by selecting the USB drive in Finder, and doing ⌘I (Get Info). The format should appear near the top of the Get Info window, next to the label "Format:".

    The format can also be discovered in Disk Utility. Select the named volume, and the Format: appears at the bottom part of the window.
     

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