USB name

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  1. Drew017 macrumors 65816

    Drew017

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    For some odd reason, my USB drive all of the sudden shows up in all caps. I know it isn't really important, but it really bugs me. The only thing I can think of that I did was using Onyx to clear my user's cache. However, I created a new user, but the same thing happened. Can any one give me some advice???
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Have you checked Finder > select external USB flash memory thumb drive >> GET INFO >>> Format and Sharing & Permissions yet?
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  3. Drew017 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My Info Panel doesn't look like that...

    it's still in caps
     
  4. Mal macrumors 603

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    FAT Filesystems will always display their drive names in caps on a Mac (on a PC too, I believe, but I have little experience with Windows). You can't change that unless you reformat and choose another drive format.

    jW
     
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  7. Drew017 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I reformatted the USB in Disk Utility, but now all my files are gone. I checked the "Don't Erase" option, so now I need a good FREE program for PPC (Tiger) that will let me retrieve my files. I REALLY NEED MY INFO!!! PLEASE HELP!!!
     
  8. yawns macrumors member

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    I haven't used this, but it looks alright.

    http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/TestDisk

    Please read all of the documentation and examples before trying to use it. Don't plug your USB drive in until you're ready to recover the data. In the future, don't format a drive you haven't backed up!
     
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    Always read the confirmation box before proceeding. It's there to avoid this kind of thing.

     
  10. Drew017 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I just tried testdisk, and after reading the README (It says it doesn't work with Mac OS X) I'm at a loss. Is there any other open source app that will help me get my Data back?
     
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    Maybe if you can find a beta of DiskDrill?
     
  13. Drew017 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Actually, I redownloaded TestDisk, and it actually works! EVERY SINGLE FILE COMES BACK!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!:apple::):D:cool:;):rolleyes::eek:;):apple::)
     
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    After some reformatting, my USB works fine, but the name still shows up in caps!!! Even when I put it on a windows computer!!
     
  15. simsaladimbamba

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    Because of the FAT32 (MS-DOS) file system, or did you chose another one?
     

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