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Help, it renamed my drive.

Hoping someone can help me out with this as it is a real pain.

Been using standalone portable apps for years, however thought i would try the new platform updater. What a nightmare !!!

It has renamed my USB SSD to "" and I can't change it back. I have deleted the files for the platform updater and restored a backup to the drive but I still cannot get back to normal.

The drive label is unchanged ( checked via Drive Properties ) so it must have changed something on my system Registry or installed a hidden program maybe.

I am using Windows 7 if anyone can help me out I would appreciate it.

Aluísio A. S. G.
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There is a hidden file called AutoRun.inf in the root of the drive. It's used (currently) to set a icon and a label for the drive. Just delete it.

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John T. Haller
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Eject / Reboot

It's also important to remember that Windows will keep the autorun.inf label even after you delete it. It'll do so until you eject and reinsert a drive or reboot the computer (or logoff/on I think).

Also, you can rename it from the platform by clicking on the name of it in the lower left of the PA.c Menu right near the free space indicator.

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Just run the

Just run the Platform and rename the drive by clicking on the Drive's label at the bottom left.

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