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Windows 7: Why is my USB drive name is always in CAPS?

21 Jun 2011   #1
acidburn

7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Why is my USB drive name is always in CAPS?

Why would Windows insist on all capitals for USB disk names? If I rename it changes to capital casing. In explorer and in a command window:

Code:
C:\>label f: usbdisk
it becomes "USBDISK" in explorer. What gives?


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21 Jun 2011   #2
Devux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Well that's odd. I have a few USB Flash drives and they allow lower case drive names. Just for curiosity's sake how is the drive formatted?
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21 Jun 2011   #3
brady

 

FAT32 file system limitation
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21 Jun 2011   #4
Devux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
FAT32 file system limitation
That was what I was thinking. NTFS formatting will let you use lower case drive names. So what you could do is take all of the stuff off your flash drive. Reformat it using NTFS and then put everything back on, and you should be good.
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21 Jun 2011   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

you don't actually need to reformat, nor do you need fancy software to convert to ntfs.

Convert FAT or FAT32 Volume to NTFS
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21 Jun 2011   #6
Devux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/11106-convert-fat-fat32-volume-ntfs.html, nor do you need fancy software to convert to ntfs.
Well how about that. I didn't know you could do that! I've learned something today. +Rep
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21 Jun 2011   #7
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

thanks for rep, but hold on - i changed my link to a sevenforums tutorial, rather than some random outside site.

*edit* somebody changed your quote too
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21 Jun 2011   #8
BriceH

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Expanding on what mickey megabyte said, just run the following command in Command Prompt:
Code:
CONVERT f: /FS:NTFS
LABEL f: usbdisk
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21 Jun 2011   #9
Devux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BriceH View Post
Expanding on what mickey megabyte said, just run the following command in Command Prompt:
Code:
CONVERT f: /FS:NTFS
LABEL f: usbdisk
After backing up the data on that drive of course.
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21 Jun 2011   #10
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by acidburn View Post
Why would Windows insist on all capitals for USB disk names? If I rename it changes to capital casing. In explorer and in a command window:

Code:
C:\>label f: usbdisk
it becomes "USBDISK" in explorer. What gives?
Thanks for starting this thread, it's something that's been bugging me for ages.

A solution at last and another thumbs up to Brink!
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