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Naming a TrueCrypt Mounted Archive

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I have a USB Disk drive that I have a Traveler Mode TrueCrypt Archive.  I have created a TrueCrypt container on the USB drive and when I install the USB disk I'm able to enter a password and open the encrypted container.  Works great.

When I mount the TrueCrypt container Windows XP SP3 creates a new disk drive.  When I open the disk, it shows the files that are in the TrueCrypt container.   What I want to do is give that Disk a name.

If I open Windows Explorer, the TrueCrypt disk is just an disk Icon without a name or is says "Local Disk (F:)".  When I open MY Computer the TrueCrypt disk is grouped with the Hard Disk Drives and just says "Local Disk (F:)".

I want to be able to give the TrueCrypt disk a name when it is created or when the volume is opened.
I've tried to put an Autorun.inf into the TrueCrypt disk archive, but it is not run when the disk is open because it is defined as a Local Disk and not a Removable Disk.

Any Ideas
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2 Ideas actually...

1) If your objective/problem can be solved by making the Opened Volume into a Removable Disk, then this can be accomplished in the "Mount Options" in the same window when entering your password to open the volume.

Once inside "Mount Options", check the "Mount Volume as Removable Media".

2) To Name your volume and keep it as a Local Disk instead of changing it Removable Media, just right-click on the Opened Volume > Properties.

The Name field should be blank...Its the field all the way at the top of the property window. Name your Volume here.
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To be more specific: Right Click on "Local Disk (F:)" > Go to Properties > Change Name as noted in attached picture.
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I see how I can manually change the name of the disk after you have mounted the volume.

Is there any way to give the disk a name when it is Mounted by TrueCrypt?  I don't see any options in the command line arguments.  Maybe it is not possible.
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There is no way to Name the Volume from inside TrueCrypt. However, if you do it manually once, it will remember that specific Volume, no matter which Drive Letter you use next time.

So next time you Mount that Volume, it will remember the name.
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Well, it will remember the name, but it will not show up in the navigation tree in a running Windows Explorer, when the drive letter shows up. But if a new Windows Explorer is started is is shows as expected.

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