How do I stop XP from puttin my filenames/folders in CAPS?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Dj-Nitrus, Sep 26, 2002.

  1. Dj-Nitrus

    Dj-Nitrus Guest

    Any ideas?
     
  2. jawshoouh

    jawshoouh Guest

    Run the Registry Editor (REGEDIT.EXE).
    Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows\ CurrentVersion\ Policies\ Explorer.
    If it doesn't already exist, create a new DWORD value named DontPrettyPath. (Edit -> New -> DWORD Value).
    Double-click on the DontPrettyPath value, and type 1 for the value.
    Close the Registry Editor when you're done. You might have to log out and log back in for this change to take effect.
    To turn the feature back on, change the value data back to 0, or just delete the value entirely.

    c/o http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article02-101
     
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Excellent. Can't wait to try that one. :)
     
  4. madmatt

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    nice tip.
     
  5. Dj-Nitrus

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    Been there done that...

    Didn't work...
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Well.......guess I can wait then. :(
     
  7. yoyo

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    Never had the problem myself. If I understand the source of the above tweak right the value 1 for DontPrettyPath will actually force explorer to display all caps. So I think better set this to 0. If you go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced there is this DontPrettyPath again on the right side. If this has the value 1 set it to 0, too. Might perhaps help.
     
  8. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    I'll try that one yoyo. The other didn't work for me.
     
  9. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Nope that one didn't work either. The only folder I want to change is WINDOWS to Windows. Anyone got anything else to try? :confused:
    Right clicking on it does not give the rename feature.
     
  10. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

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    Well I don't have answer Hipster other then on a 2000 system the main windows folder name is in all caps but the rename feature is there. But I also check on an XP system and the rename feature ain't there and my guess is that you can't rename that folder.