Today I am going to share a most crying needed thing with you. A few days ago one of my friends asked me “How can I give Bengali name to my pen drive?” That time I could give him solution on it. So I was thinking to write on it to know it other people. But why to write on “Changing pen drive name”?. Is there any problem to give it name with another language/font instead of primary supported alphabets? Yes there is a problem. Let’s discuss how you can do it.

Normally you cannot rename your pen drive with non-supported codes of fonts. If you try to use non supported  characters, it will show the following error : “The drive label is too long or contains invalid character”.

Error: The drive label is too long or contains invalid character

Error: The drive label is too long or contains invalid character

But while researching with viruses that spread with windows autorun feature and CD/DVD autorun features, I discovered this nice way to give your USB/Pendrive or removable disk any name even in your own language. That means you can rename or update your pendrive name with Arabic, Bengali, Hindi, Chinese or any other language as you want. Let’s do it:

How to Change Pendrive Name With AutoRun:

1. Just follow all steps to create an autorun.inf file inside your pendrive at “How to Change The Icon of Your USB Pendrive or Removable Disc“.

2. Now edit your autorun.inf file. Add the line label=*your_custom_name* after [autorun] line. For example, if you want to give custom name “TechGainer”, then the code should be like the following :

[autorun]
label=TechGainer

As I used my pure name “জাবের”(my mother language is Bengali) in my pendrive, my code was looked like :

[autorun]

 

label=জাবের

Screenshot :

For custom name, use label=*custom_name* in autorun.inf file. change or update pendrive name with autorun

For custom name, use label=*custom_name* in autorun.inf file

3. After giving your custom name, don’t save the file directly clicking on Save. Go to File > Save As . Now choose Unicode as encoding. Then save.

Choose Unicode ans Encoding before saving autorun.inf file

Choose Unicode ans Encoding before saving autorun.inf file

4. Please remember to save the file as autorun.inf . Don’t save it as autorun.txt or autorun.inf.txt or autorun.txt.inf . Otherwise the whole procedure will go in vain. If you still have confusion to create the autorun.inf file from text document, please read carefully How to Change The Icon of Your USB Pendrive or Removable Disc” where I made a little but clear describe on creating autorun.inf file for pen drive to add extra functionality with your pen drive such as changing icon.

5. Now save the autorun.inf file in the root of your pendrive.

6. Plug out the pen drive from your computer. Then again plug-in to the computer. Now see it’s really working!

Give Bengali or any other name to pen drive

Give Bengali or any other name to pen drive

7. If you also have changed the default icon of your pendrive, it will look like :

Custom pen drive name with custom icon

Custom pen drive name with custom icon

8. That’s it.

Note:

1. Autorun.inf files are used by viruses to spread. So your antivirus may delete the file. So to work with it, you may need to stop your antivirus.

2. The autorun.inf file must be saves as Unicode.

3. This procedure only properly works on windows as autorun feature is introduced by windows. The icon feature may also work on Linux and Mac.

If you have any problem regarding to this, feel free to mention that in comments. TechGainer is ready to help you.

Author: 

Jaber is a tech enthusiast, geek and web worm from Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is the founder and Chief-Editor of TechGainer. While he is away from his keyboard, either he's fishing or messing with wildlife. In case, you can contact him at rijans[at]techgainer[dot]com.

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