Configure case sensitivity for files and folders

How do I configure Windows to treat all files and folders as case sensitive?

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit

Thanks,

Brian

 

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Last updated October 9, 2019 Views 7,124 Applies to:
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Hi,

Please see here for reference on support in Windows for UNIX-like file names: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/100625

If you are adventurous, you may try enabling the "Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications". Reference:http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771672.aspx#BKMK_Vista 

I believe this will provide the interoperability that you need with Linux. From the above reference:

Computing environments with Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications

A computer running SUA provides two different command-line environments: the UNIX environment and the Windows environment. Applications run on specific subsystems and in specific environments. When you load SUA, you are using a UNIX environment; when you run applications on the Windows subsystem, you are using a Windows environment.

For example, when you use the Korn shell or C shell available with the download package Utilities and SDK for SUA, or any other application that was compiled to run on SUA, you are using a UNIX environment. Among other things,this environment features case-sensitive file names and path names that use the format /usr/examples. For more information about the commands and utilities that are available in SUA, see the Help files that ship with the download package Utilities and SDK for SUA. This download package is available from the Microsoft Web site (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=139521).

When you use the command processor cmd.exe, you are using the Windows environment.This environment includes case-insensitive file names, and path names that include drive letters, as shown in the following example: C:\SUA\usr\examples. For more information about path names in SUA and Windows, see the Help files that ship with the download package Utilities and SDK for SUA.

 

Thanks,

John

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