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How to rename Portable Device from My Computer?

by ASC92 / October 20, 2011 1:37 AM PDT

When i connect my Iphone to my Laptop, it shows me my Sister's Iphone name under My Computer under Portable Device but in ITunes it shows my name.

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How to rename portavle device from My Computer
by bobndoug / October 20, 2011 4:36 AM PDT

Right-click on the device in "My Computer" and select Properties at the bottom of the list.
On the General tab is the name of the device. Rename it, click Apply, then OK

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does not work
by sohoslut / November 24, 2011 7:00 AM PST

Tried this but I cannot change the name it highlight but will not allow me to change a name still got anoher persons name on my computer device

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Change it in the registry.
by golfoholic / October 20, 2011 11:21 AM PDT

Had the same problem. Went to regedit and did a search for the wrong name "Phyllis" from pc saying it was Phyllis's phone. There were four places in the registry that I had to change to my name.

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Any chance of someone explaining how to change it in the reg
by baker_girl / October 23, 2011 3:26 PM PDT

Is someone able to explain how to alter the name in the registry??

I'm having the same problem with my phone but hesitant to change anything as I don't want to alter something that will make Husband's phone no longer work. Whenever I plug my iPhone in the PC is reading his phone under My Computer.

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How to rename Portable Device from My Computer


Navigate to: Computer\HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\USB\VID_05AC&PID_1297&MI_00\0\Device Parameters

Update Keys:
"FriendlyName" from "Wife's iPhone" to "My iPhone"
"Label" from "Wife's iPhone" to "My iPhone"

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great tips
by morning_goldenstar / January 23, 2012 10:51 AM PST

I changed mine successfully. thanks.

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great tips
by morning_goldenstar / January 23, 2012 10:52 AM PST

I changed mine successfully. thanks

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Idiots guide needed
by SennenLongships / March 13, 2012 3:40 AM PDT
Blush Hi
As I don't know where to start with the above instructions I would appreciate an idiots guide i.e how do I navigate to the location you specify to be able to update keys and change name of phone.

I'm sorry if this seems like a dumb question.

I'm running windows 7. iPhone 4 on Ios 5

Thanks in anticipation
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Really useful tip
by Stuart_Ratzakli / March 14, 2012 8:47 AM PDT


Stuart Grin

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Great posting
by doneesap / June 5, 2012 8:43 PM PDT

this is very usefull.. I change it in different Computer\HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Enum\USB\** parameter

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(NT) Thanks, worked great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by innerjon / August 26, 2012 7:25 AM PDT
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What are the four registrys?
by padilla14 / October 23, 2011 3:46 PM PDT

I can't even change the name from the "my computer" page, I right click on it won't let me change the name. Where else does it need to be changed?

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Start > Run > Regedt32
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 23, 2012 9:48 PM PST

then follow the instructions above. HKLM = HKey_Local_Machine


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