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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Windows 10 version 1803 – April 2018 Update Case Sensitivity in Directories/Folders and File names

    This topic contains 7 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  anonymous 4 months ago.

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    • #197313 Reply

      RetiredGeek
      AskWoody MVP

      Hey Y’all,

      The new feature in 1803 to support case sensitivity in file/folder/directory naming will not allow you to enable it.

      See my post here.

      May the Forces of good computing be with you!

      RG

      PowerShell & VBA Rule!
      Computer Specs

      • This topic was modified 4 months ago by  RetiredGeek.
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    • #197366 Reply

      ch100
      AskWoody MVP

      This is one of the most remarkable posts ever on this forum.
      This feature if implemented correctly would mark a revolution in relation to one of the basic axioms in Windows (or MS-DOS if you wish).
      Unfortunately the URL provided require a login on the other forum which is Windows Secrets.
      Even mentioning this feature is something special. 🙂

      • #197433 Reply

        RetiredGeek
        AskWoody MVP

        Logins on Windows Secrets are free. 😎

        May the Forces of good computing be with you!

        RG

        PowerShell & VBA Rule!
        Computer Specs

    • #197373 Reply

      anonymous

      Now here I was, having recently abandoned the Win10 ship entirely (from an experimental machine) and now running Linux Mint 18.3 Cinnamon (experimentally — but pleased so far) — finding the case sensitivity of Linux a definite nuisance (about file and folder names).  So, what I would like to find is the opposite of the OP’s discovery — how can I turn OFF case-sensitivity in Linux (smile).

      MVP: I acknowledge that this is certainly off-topic, in some senses.

      HMcF

      Production machine: Win7 Pro 64 bit, Group W since December 2017, previously Group B.

      • #197452 Reply

        anonymous

        Mint is probably using the Ext4 filesystem, not sure you can disable case sensitivity unless Ext4 filesystems can be mounted with a parameter for such an option.  However there is this Super User tip for the terminal that may work for you.

        • #197532 Reply

          anonymous

          Looks very hopeful, thank you. [Yes, the file system is ext4.]

          HMcF

          • #197691 Reply

            anonymous

            After getting some time to read the manual page for Ext 2/3 & 4, there were no filesystem mounting options for disabling case sensitivity. If that Super User tip does not work, please let me know.

    • #197445 Reply

      anonymous

      Hmm… this could (would) get weird for folks not used to Unix style case sensitivity, glad that actually gave humans a choice for this setting. 🙂

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