Rename Floppy Drive and Add To The Send To Command
Windows 98 names the floppy drive as the 3 1/2 Floppy, so what if you want to label a floppy diskette like WorkData, or something a little more descriptive. Just follow these instructions:
- Insert a floppy diskette in Drive A.
- Right-click the drive's icon, then select Properties.
- Type a new name containing up to 11 characters in the Label text box, such as DriveA_1.44 or DriveA_HD.
- Then click OK.
A second method to label a floppy diskette, follow these steps:
- Access the Start button, Programs, and select MS-DOS Prompt.
- Type LABEL A: and hit the Enter key.
- Then key in a descriptive name up to 11 characters and hit the Enter key.
- To verify the name, type VOL A: and strike the Enter key.
To add the floppy drive to the Send To command, simply follow these steps:
- Open an Explorer window that displays the floppy drive's icon.
- Then, in a second Explorer window, display the contents of the Windows\SendTo folder.
- Right-click and drag the drive icon into the SendTo window, let go, and select Create Shortcut(s)
Here. (Tip: If you want to rename the item, select it, press F2 for Rename, type a new name, then press Enter).
Now close all the open windows. The next time you right click somewhere you should see the floppy drive's new name in the Send To option.
This tip comes from Valerie Ryan with added information from myself on using DOS commands to rename and list the floppy drive name.
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Date of last revision: 2 August 2001.