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    Uppercase/Lowercase file Names

    Hello Everyone

    The network at work runs NT4 and Off 97. Some files, when viewed in Explorer, have all uppercase letters and some have the initial letter uppercase and the rest lowercase. Some users would like to name a file so that all letters are uppercase, but it ends up as Initial capital and the rest lower. How are file names able to be entered as all uppercase?

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    Re: Uppercase/Lowercase file Names

    NT won't do this natively - you'll need to install Internet Explorer 4's Desktop Update. Later versions will not add the Desktop Update, so IE4 is a requirement. You should be able to find it at http://browsers.evolt.org.
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    Re: Uppercase/Lowercase file Names

    Thanks Mark. Hadn't even considered that one!!

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    Re: Uppercase/Lowercase file Names

    This may not apply to WinNT, but just in case.
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    Re: Uppercase/Lowercase file Names

    It applies, certainly - but only after you install the desktop update in IE4. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> We're all so used to these things now (Quick Launch, etc) it's easy to forget that Internet Explorer is the enabling technology behind them.
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    Re: Uppercase/Lowercase file Names

    I saw this post, and couldn't help but jump in... I've wondered for quite some time how the use of Upper/Lower case is determined.

    On a clean install of Win98SE, some of the files are all lower case, some are mixed case, some are upper...

    Who or what makes this determination, and why or on what basis?
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    Re: Uppercase/Lowercase file Names

    I think it depends completely on who coded the installation of a given program. If you install ProgramX on your computer, and the installation program says the folder will be called C:Program FilesPROGRAMX, then you end up with all upper case letters for that folder.

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    Re: Uppercase/Lowercase file Names

    That sounds correct - or if you're creating the folder yourself, you can change the case of the directory when you do it. Since Windows (unlike Unix.Linux) isn't case sensitive, you should be able to change it by hnad if you don't like the appearance of the name.
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    Re: Uppercase/Lowercase file Names

    There are some interesting thoughts here. The name, and hence the personal choice of upper/lower case text of the folder on an install seems logical, but what is confusing is the mixing on the same drive of folder names which are a mix of UPPERCASE and Lowercase (initial letter capital). I do like R2's 'Allow all uppercase names', and will check all users settings on Monday.

    I'm on a mission!!

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    Re: Uppercase/Lowercase file Names

    So that, even within Microsoft, there's no order or reason to case usage (checking out the Windows directory)? Or for that matter, use of long filenames as opposed to 8.3?
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    Re: Uppercase/Lowercase file Names

    Tried R2's solution this morning and it worked!. Interestingly, once the user had ticked the box, all other folders that had been showing lowercase (but had been typed as uppercase) changed to uppercase. Does that make sense? :-)

    Thanks for everyone's input.

    Farside

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