Rename Your Flash Drive

Have you ever lost an external drive?  Did you get it back?  How did the person that found it knew who it belonged to?  Did that person go through your personal files to find your name?

Here is a little tip to help recover your drive without having someone go through your files:

Rename your drive to match your NetID!

Instead of having Kingston, Verbatim, ScanDisk, or Removable Disk pop up as the drive name when you plug it in, it will immediately tell the person who found it whose it is, so the next time you misplace a drive you will have a greater chance of getting it back!

Here are the steps:

Step 1. Plug your flash drive into a computer.

Step 2. Go to the start menu and select computer.

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Step 3. Find the icon that represents your flash drive and right-click on it.

Step 4. Select Rename

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Step 5. Now type in your net ID and hit Enter

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You are done from now on your drive will have your NetID as a name instead of Removable Disk.