Simple USB drive name question:

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Gallick, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. Gallick macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Hello folks--

    I have a pair of USB drives that I use often, and I was simply wondering if there's any way to keep the name of the drive from appearing in all capital letters on my desktop whenever I plug it in. If I change it so that it's not all caps, as soon as it's re-mounted it reverts to all capitals.

    It's not a functionality problem at all, just an aesthetics thing that I'm sure someone knows the answer to.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    You'd have to format the drive to HFS+ in order to use lower case letters. You're going to get all capital letters on a FAT32 drive.
  3. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    No, it's because of FAT32, the name is always stored as capitals.
  4. Gallick thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 3, 2007

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