Thunar: how do I change a thumb drive's volume label?

samuel samuel.verstraete at
Mon Jun 4 07:57:02 CEST 2007

not possible with Thunar... but there are CLI tools out there to get there...
if the thing can be formatted you can use mkfs.vfat (check the
--help), if not use mlabel (included in the package mtools)

On 6/4/07, Todd and Margo Chester <ToddAndMargo at> wrote:
> Hi All,
>    I am running Thunar 0.8.0 under XFce 4.4.1.
>    I am not finding a way to change my USB
> thumb drive's (FAT32) volume label.  If I
> right click on the desktop icon and go
> to properties, I see the label, but it wont
> let me change it.  If I open Thunar, it will
> only let rename the mount point.  Bummer.
>    I really, do not want to go looking for
> a Windows computer to do this!  Where am I
> going wrong?
> Many thanks,
> -T
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