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Drive that renamed itself

Ray Kloss
I sent my computer in for a check up and now that I have it back, all my external drives have the index number “ 1” after the drive name. You cannot see it on the desktop, but it is there when you do a Get Info on the drive and changing it in Get Info's “Name and Extention” area does not seem to stick. This is playing havoc with my Macros and Default Folder stuff as the programs cannot find their folders and my Keyboard Maestro can’t find the named disks.

Is there a command or a Disk Utility secret to be able to rename my drives back? Do I have to start up from an external drive to do this? My internal drive seems OK, but all the external drives are affected.


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Re: Drive that renamed itself

Ryoichi Morita-4


On Dec 13, 2017, at 9:14 PM, Ray Kloss <[hidden email]> wrote:

Is there a command or a Disk Utility secret to be able to rename my drives back? Do I have to start up from an external drive to do this? My internal drive seems OK, but all the external drives are affected.


You may be able to rename them in the Name & Extension section of the Finder’s Get Info window. 

Ryoichi Morita



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Re: Drive that renamed itself

Bill Taylor
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Hi Ray,

I too, look forward to learning how to solve this problem, as I’m experiencing the same thing here.

As it is, this mis-numbering problem also plays havoc with file sharing over a LAN.

Bill

> On Dec 14, 2017, at 12:14 AM, Ray Kloss <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> I sent my computer in for a check up and now that I have it back, all my external drives have the index number “ 1” after the drive name. You cannot see it on the desktop, but it is there when you do a Get Info on the drive and changing it in Get Info's “Name and Extention” area does not seem to stick. This is playing havoc with my Macros and Default Folder stuff as the programs cannot find their folders and my Keyboard Maestro can’t find the named disks.
>
> Is there a command or a Disk Utility secret to be able to rename my drives back? Do I have to start up from an external drive to do this? My internal drive seems OK, but all the external drives are affected.
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Re: Drive that renamed itself

Bill Taylor
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Hi Ryoichi,

Thanks for your suggestion here, but as one who just tried doing that it had no lasting affect.  Once the Get Info is reopened, it’s ‘stuck' at the wrong name?

I’m having a similar problem in Mail, in that even though I’ve set up all my e-mail accounts, I still get little notices appearing that inform me to correct the passwords to numerous e-mail accounts?

Bill

On Dec 14, 2017, at 12:23 AM, Ryoichi Morita <[hidden email]> wrote:



On Dec 13, 2017, at 9:14 PM, Ray Kloss <[hidden email]> wrote:

Is there a command or a Disk Utility secret to be able to rename my drives back? Do I have to start up from an external drive to do this? My internal drive seems OK, but all the external drives are affected.


You may be able to rename them in the Name & Extension section of the Finder’s Get Info window. 

Ryoichi Morita


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Re: Drive that renamed itself

Ray Kloss
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On Dec 13, 2017, at 11:23 PM, Ryoichi Morita <[hidden email]> wrote:

On Dec 13, 2017, at 9:14 PM, Ray Kloss <[hidden email]> wrote:

Is there a command or a Disk Utility secret to be able to rename my drives back? Do I have to start up from an external drive to do this? My internal drive seems OK, but all the external drives are affected.

You may be able to rename them in the Name & Extension section of the Finder’s Get Info window. 

Ryoichi Morita


changing it in Get Info's “Name and Extention” area does not seem to stick.

It looks ok, but then when you close it and open it, Frodo becomes Frodo 1 each time.

Where does it keep the drive names? Can they be purged to start over? Where does the system think that the drive Frodo is?




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RE: Drive that renamed itself

Vince Winterling
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I would call the person who performed the service and inquire what he did. Request him to fix it.

Vincent Winterling
Vineland, NJ

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> [hidden email]] On Behalf Of Ray Kloss
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> I sent my computer in for a check up and now that I have it back, all my external
> drives have the index number “ 1” after the drive name. You cannot see it on
> the desktop, but it is there when you do a Get Info on the drive and changing it
> in Get Info's “Name and Extention” area does not seem to stick. This is playing
> havoc with my Macros and Default Folder stuff as the programs cannot find
> their folders and my Keyboard Maestro can’t find the named disks.
>
> Is there a command or a Disk Utility secret to be able to rename my drives
> back? Do I have to start up from an external drive to do this? My internal drive
> seems OK, but all the external drives are affected.




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Re: Drive that renamed itself

Al Varnell
I doubt that it had anything to do with the repairs. Many have seen this happen rather randomly for some time now. In my case they all corrected themselves eventually.

-Al-

On Thu, Dec 14, 2017 at 02:51 AM, Vince Winterling wrote:
I would call the person who performed the service and inquire what he did. Request him to fix it.

Vincent Winterling
Vineland, NJ

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Subject: Drive that renamed itself

I sent my computer in for a check up and now that I have it back, all my external
drives have the index number “ 1” after the drive name. You cannot see it on
the desktop, but it is there when you do a Get Info on the drive and changing it
in Get Info's “Name and Extention” area does not seem to stick. This is playing
havoc with my Macros and Default Folder stuff as the programs cannot find
their folders and my Keyboard Maestro can’t find the named disks.

Is there a command or a Disk Utility secret to be able to rename my drives
back? Do I have to start up from an external drive to do this? My internal drive
seems OK, but all the external drives are affected.



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Re: Drive that renamed itself

Neil Laubenthal
I’ve seen theories and have my own but haven’t really figured it out. The solution that works for me is to do this

Dismount the drives.
In Finder select Go to folder and put in /volumes.
Delete the files there.
Mount drives.

neil

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> On Dec 14, 2017, at 05:57, Al Varnell <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> I doubt that it had anything to do with the repairs.




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Re: Drive that renamed itself

Ray Kloss
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> On Dec 14, 2017, at 6:28 AM, Neil Laubenthal <[hidden email]> wrote:
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> I’ve seen theories and have my own but haven’t really figured it out. The solution that works for me is to do this
>
> Dismount the drives.
> In Finder select Go to folder and put in /volumes.
> Delete the files there.
> Mount drives.
>

Thank you. That worked


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