I have a LaCie key (iamakey). When I change the drive's name to "LaCie" then dismount and remount it, it's name changes to "LACIE"
I'm trying to figure out why it won't stay named as "LaCie"

Any ideas?


It has always been the case that changing the case of a USB volume formatted with FAT required some low-level hacking.

There are instructions to do this in the following link: (a word of warning: I have not tried this and making a mistake with some of these low level commands may wreck your drive, so be careful!)


Also see the thread here for instructions to change the drive icon if you so desire.


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  • All that just to change the case of a name? Geez. Hmm, maybe I'll look into it. – James Litewski Aug 21 '11 at 11:26
  • As far as I know this is the only way. If you reformat the drive to a Mac format the lower case in Finder will stick, but then you can't use the drive in any Windows machine. – dan8394 Aug 21 '11 at 11:42
  • Oh I see. I might just do that, I don't know of any reason why I'd use it with Windows. – James Litewski Aug 21 '11 at 12:02

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