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Windows 7: Can't rename shortcut in Start Menu

14 Sep 2010   #1
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Can't rename shortcut in Start Menu

I tried to change the first letter, on the start menu shortcuts, and get M instead m
But is not working.
Any ideas why ? Thanks.


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14 Sep 2010   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Hello Stereo,

I do not know what you are referring to. Could you give more details and explain what you are talking about?
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14 Sep 2010   #3
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Stereo,

I do not know what you are referring to. Could you give more details and explain what you are talking about?
Okay, Brink.
Look, for example : i have in the Start Menu, the Acronis shortcut.
I wanted to rename it "ACRONIS" but is not possible ( caps lock problem in OS ? )
Now is "Acronis"
Can i rename it ACRONIS ??
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14 Sep 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Stereo,

That description is much better.

The issue is that the file names are not case sensitive in Windows 7, so whether it's all capitalized or lower case, Windows 7 sees the name as the same so it doesn't think you are actually renaming it.

To workaround this, rename it to Acronis1, then rename it again to ACRONIS so Windows 7 will see it as an actual change and allow it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Sep 2010   #5
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

You will admit that the start menu are shortcuts, so any change here will change any s/cut you have on your desktop.

In Start menu Right click s/cut to change>Properties, select General, replace any text in top box to what you require OK.
You'll find its disappeared out of start menu but desktop shortcut has changed, Right click>Pin to Start menu.

East-peasy
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15 Sep 2010   #6
wysiwyg

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Its strange but renaming a desktop item won't change the Start menu, but changing the Start menu item alters the desktop one.
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15 Sep 2010   #7
stereo

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Stereo,

That description is much better.

The issue is that the file names are not case sensitive in Windows 7, so whether it's all capitalized or lower case, Windows 7 sees the name as the same so it doesn't think you are actually renaming it.

To workaround this, rename it to Acronis1, then rename it again to ACRONIS so Windows 7 will see it as an actual change and allow it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks, Brink.
Now is working well.
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15 Sep 2010   #8
jaibeejoseph

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Can't rename....

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stereo View Post
I tried to change the first letter, on the start menu shortcuts, and get M instead m
But is not working.
Any ideas why ? Thanks.
Pls explain your problem in detail so that we can help you in a much better way...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Sep 2010   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10122
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stereo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Stereo,

That description is much better.

The issue is that the file names are not case sensitive in Windows 7, so whether it's all capitalized or lower case, Windows 7 sees the name as the same so it doesn't think you are actually renaming it.

To workaround this, rename it to Acronis1, then rename it again to ACRONIS so Windows 7 will see it as an actual change and allow it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks, Brink.
Now is working well.
You're most welcome Stereo.
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