On Thu, 04 Aug 2011 11:59:22 -0400, Ethan Rosenberg wrote: > Dear list - > > I ran mkfs -L on an external usb drive, hoping to change it's name, > which it did. It, of course, rewrote the inode tables, which I did not > realize that it would, and I cannot find my files on the disk. Is there > any way to recover the files? Assuming that the filesystem is Ext2/3/4, e2label is, I believe, the option you wanted. To recover, you might try TestDisk/PhotoRec.