Solved How rename without name folder in dos

July 26, 2015 at 07:55:37
Specs: Windows 7
in my 16 gb usb drive has data 15 gb but not shown in window 7 so I am trying to rename folder which show in dos whithout name

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July 26, 2015 at 15:29:19
USB flash drives are unreliable & should NOT be used for "permanent" storage. Hopefully you have backups of your data.

There is no DOS mode in Win7 so I assume you're using the command prompt (CMD.exe)? How do you propose to rename a folder that has no name? How can you even see a no-name folder?

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July 26, 2015 at 15:30:02
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To rename a file or folder from dos/command prompt that's not read-only or in use just use the command:

ren old name new name

where of course old name is the current file or folder name and new name is what you want to name it to. You need to run the command from the location of that file or folder or else use a path statement to tell the command where to find it, such as:

ren c:\photos\old name new name

But I don't think that's going to help. If the folder exists it has a name and can be changed from within windows. So I'm thinking something else is going on. When you view the drive from windows do you see a folder or does it show nothing?

If nothing shows then either the folder is hidden or the drive is corrupted in some way. Here's some info on enabling the viewing of hidden files and folders in windows 7:

If that doesn't help give us some more details on what's going on.

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