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I receive this error upon attempting to rename a flash drive. The renaming process works, but I would like to know what this error is, and why it's appearing.

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How is the drive formatted? What name are you attempting to assign to it? – Daniel Sep 7 '11 at 1:50
Well, as far as formatting goes, I have no idea. I just took it out of the package and used it. However, the name can be any valid name (no punctuation, correct length, etc.) and the error will still occur. – please delete me Sep 7 '11 at 1:54
I had some ideas, but I haven't been able to replicate your problem yet. What OS version are you running? Does this happen with all flash drives, or just this one? – Daniel Sep 7 '11 at 2:11
This is the only flash drive that I've experienced this error with. Mac OS X 10.7.1. – please delete me Sep 7 '11 at 3:07
Curiouser and curiouser. No luck so far in replicating your problem, but I'll keep at it. – Daniel Sep 7 '11 at 3:08
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Have you tried reformatting the unit to FAT using disk utility and then trying to rename? FAT is the default filesystem for most USB sticks. I had this problem, reformatted it with disk util and it started working.

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