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Windows 7: Why can't I change a "t" into a "T"?


18 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Why can't I change a "t" into a "T"?

On a file name I am simply trying to change a small t into a capital T. Clicking on the file to edit the name shows it taking the change until the highlight comes off and it reverts back to a small t. Upon highlighting the file enough to edit it again it shows the large T. Using the right click-rename option I get a message stating the new file is the same as the source. Any ideas as to what could be doing this?

I have Windows 7 Home Premium.


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18 Jan 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Go to folder ....right click...rename ....then name it.

You may have done it this way, but I have no way of knowing what course of action you took.


If that is what you tried, do this. Change it to something really different. Then rename the way you want.
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18 Jan 2010   #3

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Something on your system is set to only allow lowercase names in file/folder names.
I have looked around, but can't find where this might be set

Could be a program you installed or specific software you installed for your keyboard settings?
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18 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Have you tried opening a CMD prompt and typing:

ren "K:\MyFiles\test.txt" "K:\MyFiles\Test.txt"
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18 Jan 2010   #5

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I have seen inexplicable things in renaming.

Most recent example:

I tried to make a folder called Sammy Davis Jr.

Note the period after Jr.

No can do.

Windows Explorer insists on Sammy Davis Jr, without a period.

I have also seen Microsoft Excel refuse to acknowledge the sum of 3 adjacent cells.

A1 contains 1
B1 contains 2
C1 contains 3

Excel says A1 plus B1 plus C1 is 4, ignoring B1. No amount of fiddling, formatting, column deletion, etc could resolve it.

Repeat after me as it may apply:

God, grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
The courage to change the things that I can;
And the wisdom to know the difference.
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18 Jan 2010   #6

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I have seen inexplicable things in renaming.

Most recent example:

I tried to make a folder called Sammy Davis Jr.

Note the period after Jr.

No can do.

Windows Explorer insists on Sammy Davis Jr, without a period.

I have also seen Microsoft Excel refuse to acknowledge the sum of 3 adjacent cells.

A1 contains 1
B1 contains 2
C1 contains 3

Excel says A1 plus B1 plus C1 is 4, ignoring B1. No amount of fiddling, formatting, column deletion, etc could resolve it.

Repeat after me as it may apply:

God, grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
The courage to change the things that I can;
And the wisdom to know the difference.
Words of Wisdom.
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18 Jan 2010   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrdivot View Post
On a file name I am simply trying to change a small t into a capital T. Clicking on the file to edit the name shows it taking the change until the highlight comes off and it reverts back to a small t. Upon highlighting the file enough to edit it again it shows the large T. Using the right click-rename option I get a message stating the new file is the same as the source. Any ideas as to what could be doing this?

I have Windows 7 Home Premium.
Be sure to get back to us. It will be very interesting to see whose advice finally worked. There certainly are enough different approaches.
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18 Jan 2010   #8

Windows 7
 
 
Thanks Rich

That worked... I had to change the name to something else first. Then I have to go back in to change it back. Turning one step into three... Now that's an improvement! (NOT!)
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18 Jan 2010   #9

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Good for you




It was my thought that the new was too close to the old. The computer could differentiate the subtle difference.
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19 Jan 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 build 7600 (XP, 98SE, 95, 3.11, DOS 7.10 on VM) + Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Lucid Lynx
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrdivot View Post
That worked... I had to change the name to something else first. Then I have to go back in to change it back. Turning one step into three... Now that's an improvement! (NOT!)
i guess this is off topic, but its the same process on my mobile (N73) and that is Symbian OS
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