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  1. #1
    wiggy
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    Changing HD Icon name
    A friend gave me his old G4 400mhz Powerbook. I am trying to put some games on it for my step kids. The HD Icon is called / as in slash.
    When starting the game I get a warning,
    The path"/:cdaesktop:Scholastic's Math Grades K-2" contains a slash (/) or backslash (\) or period (.) Remove character from appropriate folder ...try again.
    I click on the / (HD icon) change the name no luck it is still registered as / when I try to startthe game. I reboot it teh HD returns as /.

    Should be simple but I am getting a little frustrated!

    Any Thoughts
    Thanks
    w

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    Changing HD Icon name
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    just click the name area, give it a second, itll highlight in light blue, type what you want as a name.

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    Changing HD Icon name
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    If it keeps resetting to "/", try restarting from an install cd and then change it at the desktop.
    I don't know what tomorrow holds, but I know who holds tomorrow.

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    wiggy
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    Quote Originally Posted by immdb
    If it keeps resetting to "/", try restarting from an install cd and then change it at the desktop.
    Thanks I will look for one
    w

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    Changing HD Icon name
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    just select the hd on the desktop, click File>Get info, and change the name there.

  6. #6
    wiggy
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    Quote Originally Posted by immdb
    If it keeps resetting to "/", try restarting from an install cd and then change it at the desktop.
    OK I found a start up disc 1 OSX - how do I proceed
    Thanks
    w

  7. #7
    wiggy
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    Quote Originally Posted by wiggy
    Thanks I will look for one
    w
    I tried from a start up disc...no luck
    I also tried from file info etc no even after running DU
    agh!
    w

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiggy
    I tried from a start up disc...no luck
    I also tried from file info etc no even after running DU
    agh!
    w
    in get info, did you click the name and extension tab?

  9. #9
    wiggy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macman
    in get info, did you click the name and extension tab?
    yes I did it with name and extension tab...no joy

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    Changing HD Icon name
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    I believe that this is your answer…
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=42955
    I don't know what tomorrow holds, but I know who holds tomorrow.

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    wiggy
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    Quote Originally Posted by immdb
    I believe that this is your answer…
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=42955
    the icon is visible however as is the / under the HD icon..I am desperate enough to try anything I guess!
    Thanks
    w

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    Changing HD Icon name
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    Check this "slash in volume name"
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=106616

    I know that this isn't actually your environment, but I feel that if you follow the instructions using an OS 9 install cd or OS X terminal that it will fix your problem.

    I believe that this is your answer…
    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=42955
    I don't know what tomorrow holds, but I know who holds tomorrow.

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