Simple USB drive name question:

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

  1. Gallick macrumors member

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    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

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    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

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    No, it's because of FAT32, the name is always stored as capitals.
     
  4. Gallick thread starter macrumors member

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