Fat32 formatting in DiskUtility

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ZMacintosh, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. ZMacintosh macrumors 65816


    Nov 13, 2008
    This may be nit picking, but just out curiosity had a inquiry about formatting and naming harddrives to Fat32 in DU.

    I had a MyBook 500GB harddrive i was using for my network drive to use between Mac&PCs (itunes music and video library) and storage to transfer between all OS on my network.

    Anyway the media library has grown and i threw in a large 750GB harddrive into a new external enclosure, and transferred everything over and tried to rename it My Book so id dint have to change any of the paths to access files, however it always reverts to all capitalized letters.
    Instead of My Book its MY BOOK

    is there a way around this or is it a function of OSX?

  2. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2007
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    I couldn't find a way in DU so I simply booted mine up with my bootcamp partition and changed it in windows.
  3. madog macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2004
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    It's an issue with FAT32 more than anything, and after that something DU does to be safe. If there is any way around it, it would be to plug it into the PC, right click on it from My Computer, select Properties, and name it there.

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