Case-sensitively labelling a FAT32 drive

Published: Jul 5, 2020
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Tags: Linux Snippets Software Windows 

Under Linux

As you’d expect, it’s pretty simple. You just need fatlabel from the dosfstools package:

sudo apt-get install dosfstools
lsblk --fs
fatlabel /dev/yourdrive YourLabel

Under Windows

Windows generally won’t let you do this, always defaulting to upper-case, but there is a workaround. Create a new text file on the root of the drive called autorun.inf with the following contents.

[autorun]
label=YourLabel

[Content]
MusicFiles=false
PictureFiles=false
VideoFiles=false