#1 2023-12-06 07:21

spd
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Changing only capitalization of filename doesn't work

It seems to be a recent Windows 'upgrade' that any simple change of a filename's case does not get applied.
I found the only work around is to give it another name then reattempt the original case change.
I don't know how to make a 2 pass rule set to get around it yet.

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#2 2023-12-06 21:07

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Re: Changing only capitalization of filename doesn't work

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#3 2023-12-07 08:12

spd
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Re: Changing only capitalization of filename doesn't work

Sorry, Windows 10 Education.  version 22h2 OSbuild 19045.3693 Experience Feature pack 1000.19053.1000.0 64-bit OS and processor. Intel core.  with SSD drive and seems to be PnP driver.
Example old file name: P1060328.JPG. New file name should have been all lower case:  p1060328.jpg.  I checked the include extension box.  File name didn't change although the preview / validation step showed what it should have been correctly. I had about 18k files to change, although it didn't make a difference when trying with only 50.
I used Renamer 7.5 (date 20230325:1648).
I checked on google, some other people have had similar issues even back in 2021 - not necessarily on Renamer, but with manual amending in windows explorer.  Apparently some people don't have the problem, and some do.
It does seem to be a windows bug, not a renamer bug.

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#4 2023-12-07 18:54

den4b
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Re: Changing only capitalization of filename doesn't work

It sounds like operating system and/or file system limitations.

For example, FAT32 file system (most commonly used on removable drives) is not case sensitive. It literally ignores case changes. The only way to make a case change in FAT32 is by making a more significant change, like adding and then removing a letter.

What file system are you working with?

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#5 2023-12-08 06:46

spd
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Re: Changing only capitalization of filename doesn't work

File system is NTFS.  And I'm changing names on the C drive, which is the default boot drive and not an external / removeable drive.
I would think by now most automatic renaming programs would have an automatic temporary rename work-around option to help with this rather painful bug (aka MS feature).

Last edited by spd (2023-12-08 07:15)

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