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Why does ADD not use the same volume names used by Windows?

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For my internal logical drives, I was using a naming covention of MICRON+, where + was the drive letter.

For one partition I used MicronS.

I decided to change all to micron+, where + was the driveletter.

Windows Explorer correctly disp;lays the correct names, but, for one partion, ADD still shows the old nameof MICRONM, even tho Windows Explorer uses micronm.

Using Registry Workshop, I found that there are 4 relevant keys, 2 of which use the upper case version, and 2 of which use the lower case version.

Note that I manually modified the registry jeys, but the vakue changes did not stick, even after rebooting.

The registry keys are:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoints\M, _UB, 4d 00 49 00 43 00 52 00 4f 00 4e 00 4d 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 37 67 33 46 ff 00 00 00 06 00 00 00 46 00 41 00 54 00 33 00 32 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoints\M\_GVI, Cache, 4d 00 49 00 43 00 52 00 4f 00 4e 00 4d 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 37 67 33 46 ff 00 00 00 06 00 00 00 46 00 41 00 54 00 33 00 32 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoints\M\_LabelFromReg, Cache, 6d 00 69 00 63 00 72 00 6f 00 6e 00 6d 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MountPoints\M, _UB, 6d 00 69 00 63 00 72 00 6f 00 6e 00 6d 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 37 67 33 46 ff 00 00 00 06 00 00 00 46 00 41 00 54 00 33 00 32 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

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What format is used in the partition (FAT32 or NTFS)?

Did you change the Volume Label using DD or Explorer (My Computer)? If you haven't tried Explorer (or Disk Management), see if it will stick if you change it from there.

Usually, when this happens, it's because only one area on the drive got changed. If it's stored in several areas and a program only looks at one, it can come up with an old value or even an empty value.

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where did my post go???????

Anyhoo, you might want to check in LOCAL Machine and mounted devices or current control set.

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You post is in the other sub-forum. That confused me too on one of my posts yesterday.

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Hello all,

bodgy wrote:
where did my post go???????

Anyhoo, you might want to check it LOCAL Machine and mounted devices or current control set.

For some reasons you've posted in into Disk Director subforum...I've just found and removed it as it was completely out of phase there.

Thanks

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I forgot to mention that the reluctant volume is FAT2.
But that's not the issue as My Computer correctly displays the lower case name for the FAT 32 volume.

I tried changing using ADD as well as Disk Management.

I used Registry Workshop to find ALL Keys that have the volume name.

In addition, I booted with the ADD CD, created from the download.iso.
This takes the registry out of the picture, so something may be recorded on the media itself, which causes the registry to be reset.

Since both the upper and lowert case values are indeed in the registry, Windows is looking one place, while other programs are looking at a different key.

One option may be to reformat the partition, changing it's name, then restoring the files.

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P.S.

I fergot to mention that I booted to Ubunti, and Linux also used theuppercase form of te name, so I guess that the name must be in the MBR, or something else, on the partition.

Of course, I did nor try hacking the linux files to see if I could make the name stick in Ubuntu.

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I booted to Ubuntu.
Ubuntu also displayed the upper case version of the name, even tho Windows Explorer displays the lower case version of the name.

Ubuntu's partition manager allowed me to change the name to lower case, but as soon as I exited the partition manager, the displayed name reverted to upper case.

Page 1515 of the Windows 2000 Pro Resouce Kit states there is an 11 byte field named Volume Label in the EXtended BPB for a FAT32 volume.

The description of the field is "A field one used to store the volue label. The volume label is now stored as a special file in the root directory.". As far as I can tell, that file is not visible via the GUI.