How do I change the generic name of the CD/DVD drive in Explorer? RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a real DVD drive and a virtual one. The generic names of the two devices in Explorer are: 'DVD RW Drive' and 'DVD Drive'. I would like to make them the same. I've searched other forums without success so I know it is not trivial but it must be possible.

    Can anyone help me with this.

    Thursday, April 25, 2013 2:23 PM


  • I think the last post in this thread

    How to change optical drive label?

    might be as good as it gets. It adds a second label to the drive but when you insert a disc, this changes to the disc label.



    • Edited by mystifeid Thursday, April 25, 2013 4:58 PM
    • Marked as answer by tracycai Friday, May 3, 2013 8:24 AM
    Thursday, April 25, 2013 4:58 PM