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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?

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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!)

http://hints.macworld.com/article.php?story=20090506034709445

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

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=677658

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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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