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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
December 7, 2004 9:43:02 AM

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This question is so basic I am embarrassed to ask, but here goes. I have (2)
desktop HP PCs and Compaq Laptop. All are running Windows XP Home. The
laptop has SP2 on it, the other (2) SP1. When I fromat a floppy and label it
(for example: PC Files), the format works as it's supposed to, but there is
no title (label) for the floppy when I re-insert it. Shouldn't the title
(label) show when it is put back in the floppy or for that matter when it's
done formatting. Thanks, Dave

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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
December 7, 2004 10:09:13 AM

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In My Computer/Explorer/whatever, the floppy drive is always referred to as
"3½ Floppy". To see the label of any floppy in the drive you need to
right-click on the drive and select Properties. The label will appear under
the General tab.

This is unlike CDs/DVDs where the disc label replaces the name of the drive
it's been inserted into.

Sorry dre1x :-(



"dre1x" wrote:

> This question is so basic I am embarrassed to ask, but here goes. I have (2)
> desktop HP PCs and Compaq Laptop. All are running Windows XP Home. The
> laptop has SP2 on it, the other (2) SP1. When I fromat a floppy and label it
> (for example: PC Files), the format works as it's supposed to, but there is
> no title (label) for the floppy when I re-insert it. Shouldn't the title
> (label) show when it is put back in the floppy or for that matter when it's
> done formatting. Thanks, Dave
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
December 7, 2004 10:37:10 AM

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Thank you, now I feel like real idiot...lol....

"Dangonblane" wrote:

> In My Computer/Explorer/whatever, the floppy drive is always referred to as
> "3½ Floppy". To see the label of any floppy in the drive you need to
> right-click on the drive and select Properties. The label will appear under
> the General tab.
>
> This is unlike CDs/DVDs where the disc label replaces the name of the drive
> it's been inserted into.
>
> Sorry dre1x :-(
>
>
>
> "dre1x" wrote:
>
> > This question is so basic I am embarrassed to ask, but here goes. I have (2)
> > desktop HP PCs and Compaq Laptop. All are running Windows XP Home. The
> > laptop has SP2 on it, the other (2) SP1. When I fromat a floppy and label it
> > (for example: PC Files), the format works as it's supposed to, but there is
> > no title (label) for the floppy when I re-insert it. Shouldn't the title
> > (label) show when it is put back in the floppy or for that matter when it's
> > done formatting. Thanks, Dave
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
December 7, 2004 11:48:09 AM

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Alternately, you can label a floppy in the windows command prompt.
Type CD\ to put you in the root directory, type A: to change to the A:
drive, type LABEL and hit enter,
You can use up to 11 characters.

"dre1x" <dre1x@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7483995F-6E22-4F38-BB81-7A8ECF9D4168@microsoft.com...
> Thank you, now I feel like real idiot...lol....
>
> "Dangonblane" wrote:
>
>> In My Computer/Explorer/whatever, the floppy drive is always referred to
>> as
>> "3½ Floppy". To see the label of any floppy in the drive you need to
>> right-click on the drive and select Properties. The label will appear
>> under
>> the General tab.
>>
>> This is unlike CDs/DVDs where the disc label replaces the name of the
>> drive
>> it's been inserted into.
>>
>> Sorry dre1x :-(
>>
>>
>>
>> "dre1x" wrote:
>>
>> > This question is so basic I am embarrassed to ask, but here goes. I
>> > have (2)
>> > desktop HP PCs and Compaq Laptop. All are running Windows XP Home.
>> > The
>> > laptop has SP2 on it, the other (2) SP1. When I fromat a floppy and
>> > label it
>> > (for example: PC Files), the format works as it's supposed to, but
>> > there is
>> > no title (label) for the floppy when I re-insert it. Shouldn't the
>> > title
>> > (label) show when it is put back in the floppy or for that matter when
>> > it's
>> > done formatting. Thanks, Dave
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
December 7, 2004 1:46:44 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

No the label won't show up in the My Computer window as it would for a Hard
Drive or CD . It will though if you look at the properties for the disc. It
will also be displayed when you open the format option or if you go to a
command box, switch to the A drive and type VOL

--

Harry Ohrn MS-MVP [Shell/User]
www.webtree.ca/windowsxp


"dre1x" <dre1x@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:79FA5355-F878-480E-BBF8-74DE12BD85D6@microsoft.com...
| This question is so basic I am embarrassed to ask, but here goes. I have
(2)
| desktop HP PCs and Compaq Laptop. All are running Windows XP Home. The
| laptop has SP2 on it, the other (2) SP1. When I fromat a floppy and label
it
| (for example: PC Files), the format works as it's supposed to, but there
is
| no title (label) for the floppy when I re-insert it. Shouldn't the title
| (label) show when it is put back in the floppy or for that matter when
it's
| done formatting. Thanks, Dave
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
December 7, 2004 7:42:08 PM

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You should change to the drive first then make sure you are in the proper
folder before doing the label. You have the process backward.

The sequence should be::

A: then Enter - Changes the default drive to the A drive (the floppy)

CD\ then Enter - Changes the default folder to the Root folder(directory)
With the label command this is not a necessary step.

Label LABELNAME - where LABELNAME is the name assigned to the label up to
11 characters long then Enter.

You could also type LABEL A:LABELNAME then Enter to label the disk. ---
This tells the computer to give the disk in the A drive the name labelname

This can either be done from the Start/Run dialog box or you can type cmd
for the command window and do it there.


"JerryM (ID)" <jerrym526@cableone.net> wrote in message
news:%23V6liQH3EHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> Alternately, you can label a floppy in the windows command prompt.
> Type CD\ to put you in the root directory, type A: to change to the A:
> drive, type LABEL and hit enter,
> You can use up to 11 characters.
>
> "dre1x" <dre1x@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:7483995F-6E22-4F38-BB81-7A8ECF9D4168@microsoft.com...
> > Thank you, now I feel like real idiot...lol....
> >
> > "Dangonblane" wrote:
> >
> >> In My Computer/Explorer/whatever, the floppy drive is always referred
to
> >> as
> >> "3½ Floppy". To see the label of any floppy in the drive you need to
> >> right-click on the drive and select Properties. The label will appear
> >> under
> >> the General tab.
> >>
> >> This is unlike CDs/DVDs where the disc label replaces the name of the
> >> drive
> >> it's been inserted into.
> >>
> >> Sorry dre1x :-(
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> "dre1x" wrote:
> >>
> >> > This question is so basic I am embarrassed to ask, but here goes. I
> >> > have (2)
> >> > desktop HP PCs and Compaq Laptop. All are running Windows XP Home.
> >> > The
> >> > laptop has SP2 on it, the other (2) SP1. When I fromat a floppy and
> >> > label it
> >> > (for example: PC Files), the format works as it's supposed to, but
> >> > there is
> >> > no title (label) for the floppy when I re-insert it. Shouldn't the
> >> > title
> >> > (label) show when it is put back in the floppy or for that matter
when
> >> > it's
> >> > done formatting. Thanks, Dave
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
December 7, 2004 8:12:59 PM

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When you go to Windows command prompt, you are still in Windows, Example:
C:\Windows\xxxxxxx
By typing CD\ the system puts you in the Root directory.
Example: C:\
Now you can change to A: drive by typing A: and Enter.
Then move to any directory or check on any file.

"LVTravel" <trash@dd.com> wrote in message
news:10rc8eq9d3bs16d@corp.supernews.com...
> You should change to the drive first then make sure you are in the proper
> folder before doing the label. You have the process backward.
>
> The sequence should be::
>
> A: then Enter - Changes the default drive to the A drive (the floppy)
>
> CD\ then Enter - Changes the default folder to the Root
> folder(directory)
> With the label command this is not a necessary step.
>
> Label LABELNAME - where LABELNAME is the name assigned to the label up to
> 11 characters long then Enter.
>
> You could also type LABEL A:LABELNAME then Enter to label the disk. ---
> This tells the computer to give the disk in the A drive the name labelname
>
> This can either be done from the Start/Run dialog box or you can type cmd
> for the command window and do it there.
>
>
> "JerryM (ID)" <jerrym526@cableone.net> wrote in message
> news:%23V6liQH3EHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> Alternately, you can label a floppy in the windows command prompt.
>> Type CD\ to put you in the root directory, type A: to change to the A:
>> drive, type LABEL and hit enter,
>> You can use up to 11 characters.
>>
>> "dre1x" <dre1x@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:7483995F-6E22-4F38-BB81-7A8ECF9D4168@microsoft.com...
>> > Thank you, now I feel like real idiot...lol....
>> >
>> > "Dangonblane" wrote:
>> >
>> >> In My Computer/Explorer/whatever, the floppy drive is always referred
> to
>> >> as
>> >> "3½ Floppy". To see the label of any floppy in the drive you need to
>> >> right-click on the drive and select Properties. The label will appear
>> >> under
>> >> the General tab.
>> >>
>> >> This is unlike CDs/DVDs where the disc label replaces the name of the
>> >> drive
>> >> it's been inserted into.
>> >>
>> >> Sorry dre1x :-(
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> "dre1x" wrote:
>> >>
>> >> > This question is so basic I am embarrassed to ask, but here goes. I
>> >> > have (2)
>> >> > desktop HP PCs and Compaq Laptop. All are running Windows XP Home.
>> >> > The
>> >> > laptop has SP2 on it, the other (2) SP1. When I fromat a floppy and
>> >> > label it
>> >> > (for example: PC Files), the format works as it's supposed to, but
>> >> > there is
>> >> > no title (label) for the floppy when I re-insert it. Shouldn't the
>> >> > title
>> >> > (label) show when it is put back in the floppy or for that matter
> when
>> >> > it's
>> >> > done formatting. Thanks, Dave
>>
>>
>>
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
December 8, 2004 3:39:17 PM

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But it changes you to the root directory of the System Drive (C D E F G or
whatever Windows is installed on not the A drive.) You don't need to go to
the root of the system drive to log onto the A drive in a command window
(Start, Run, CMD & Enter. Each drive in "DOS" (yes there is no DOS in XP
but the directory structure is still based on the DOS priciple) has it's own
default directory. Except for the System drive the default directory on a
disk is usually the root directory but it can be changed by the CD command
issued when the drive is the default "DOS" drive (the drive showing on the
command prompt.) Simply changing to the root directory of the current drive
will only change that drive's default directory not the default directory on
a different drive.

And as I explained in my message the default directory is unimportant when
labeling the drive (either a floppy or hard disk.) From either the Start,
Run prompt or a command window, simply typing LABEL then a space and the
drive letter followed immediately by a colon and then the label you wish to
apply will label that drive.


"JerryM (ID)" <jerrym526@cableone.net> wrote in message
news:uLjXpqL3EHA.2624@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> When you go to Windows command prompt, you are still in Windows, Example:
> C:\Windows\xxxxxxx
> By typing CD\ the system puts you in the Root directory.
> Example: C:\
> Now you can change to A: drive by typing A: and Enter.
> Then move to any directory or check on any file.
>
> "LVTravel" <trash@dd.com> wrote in message
> news:10rc8eq9d3bs16d@corp.supernews.com...
> > You should change to the drive first then make sure you are in the
proper
> > folder before doing the label. You have the process backward.
> >
> > The sequence should be::
> >
> > A: then Enter - Changes the default drive to the A drive (the floppy)
> >
> > CD\ then Enter - Changes the default folder to the Root
> > folder(directory)
> > With the label command this is not a necessary step.
> >
> > Label LABELNAME - where LABELNAME is the name assigned to the label up
to
> > 11 characters long then Enter.
> >
> > You could also type LABEL A:LABELNAME then Enter to label the
isk. ---
> > This tells the computer to give the disk in the A drive the name
labelname
> >
> > This can either be done from the Start/Run dialog box or you can type
cmd
> > for the command window and do it there.
> >
> >
> > "JerryM (ID)" <jerrym526@cableone.net> wrote in message
> > news:%23V6liQH3EHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> >> Alternately, you can label a floppy in the windows command prompt.
> >> Type CD\ to put you in the root directory, type A: to change to the A:
> >> drive, type LABEL and hit enter,
> >> You can use up to 11 characters.
> >>
> >> "dre1x" <dre1x@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:7483995F-6E22-4F38-BB81-7A8ECF9D4168@microsoft.com...
> >> > Thank you, now I feel like real idiot...lol....
> >> >
> >> > "Dangonblane" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> In My Computer/Explorer/whatever, the floppy drive is always
referred
> > to
> >> >> as
> >> >> "3½ Floppy". To see the label of any floppy in the drive you need
to
> >> >> right-click on the drive and select Properties. The label will
appear
> >> >> under
> >> >> the General tab.
> >> >>
> >> >> This is unlike CDs/DVDs where the disc label replaces the name of
the
> >> >> drive
> >> >> it's been inserted into.
> >> >>
> >> >> Sorry dre1x :-(
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> "dre1x" wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> > This question is so basic I am embarrassed to ask, but here goes.
I
> >> >> > have (2)
> >> >> > desktop HP PCs and Compaq Laptop. All are running Windows XP
Home.
> >> >> > The
> >> >> > laptop has SP2 on it, the other (2) SP1. When I fromat a floppy
and
> >> >> > label it
> >> >> > (for example: PC Files), the format works as it's supposed to, but
> >> >> > there is
> >> >> > no title (label) for the floppy when I re-insert it. Shouldn't
the
> >> >> > title
> >> >> > (label) show when it is put back in the floppy or for that matter
> > when
> >> >> > it's
> >> >> > done formatting. Thanks, Dave
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
> >
>
>
December 8, 2004 11:47:01 PM

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Don't feel that way. Yours was a very good question, and I am certain a very
large number of people did not know the answer.

"dre1x" <dre1x@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> Thank you, now I feel like real idiot...lol....
>
!