naming external drives, hard drives, thum drives for best compatability

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Sossity, Apr 5, 2013.

  1. Sossity macrumors 65816

    May 12, 2010
    I like to give my externals breif names to describe what they are for

    Is there any particular way this has to be done? I use my externals with both mac & PC so I need them compatible & readable.

    Does it matter if I just capitalize names? or do they have to be in all caps?
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    It depends on the format of the HDDs, if they use FAT32 (MS-DOS file system), then you will be limited to eight capital letters anyway.

    Finder > select external HDD >> GET INFO >>> Format

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