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Old 01-12-2021, 01:30 PM   #1
Steve Rindsberg
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Default Stupid Windows Tricks

Stupid Windows Tricks. By which I mean tricks to defeat odd bits of Windows stupidity.

As a side effect of a commandline program, I ended up with a folder whose name was in lower case. Not that it really matters, but its sibling folders are all uppercase. And the same folder appears on quite a few PCs on my network, also in uppercase.

So in Win Explorer, I rightclicked, chose Rename, typed the name in UPPERCASE and pressed Enter. Nothing changed. I tried a couple other ways of renaming the folder. No joy.

I never got any error messages, Windows just ignored me. Because XYZ and xyz and xYz and XyZ are all the same thing. Whaddaya think this is, Rindsberg, LINUX or something??? Huh???

Well, when the going gets tough, the tough take a baseball bat to the computer.

Being a wimp, and not a very bright one at that, it was some time before I realized that I needed to

1) Rename the folder to anything else
2) THEN rename it back to what I wanted it to be called. In UPPERCASE.

VOI freaking LA.

   
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