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Windows 7: Making Windows 7 case-sensitive. Is it possible?

17 Feb 2013   #1
Kyan31

Windows 7 32 Bit
 
 
Making Windows 7 case-sensitive. Is it possible? [SOLVED-NOT POSSIBLE]

Hello everyone,

So, as in the title, is it possible to make Windows 7 case sensitive? If Windows 7 were case sensitive, it would allow me to have two files in the same directory called:

ABC.txt

abc.txt

But as it is case insensitive, I can't do this. Any ideas? I really need this done as I want to modify an Android ROM, but It has many files inside with case sensitive characters. Thanks in advance


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17 Feb 2013   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

No it cannot be done.
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17 Feb 2013   #3
Kyan31

Windows 7 32 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
No it cannot be done.
Damn

Thanks anyway for the prompt reply.
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17 Feb 2013   #4
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

NTFS filesystem IS case sensitive, but the problem is that Windows itself is not. All programs in Windows rely on filenames to have an unique name not including case. I think there has to be a way of enabling full case sensitivity on Windows, but doing so will likely break all sort of things from the simple notepad to the kernel itself (Filenames are Case Sensitive on NTFS Volumes), so I don't think it's a good idea.

Another chance would be to use NFS (NOT NTFS), which is supported on Windows 2003 and 2008 (but not on either XP or 7). No idea on how exactly it works or is supposed to be used, but it can be done (Configure Case Sensitivity for File and Folder Names).

In the end, the easiest solution I think is to use Linux, which have such feature, at least in a virtual machine.
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