Thursday, May 13, 2021

Enabling case sensitivity in Windows Folders

I recently discovered that - By default - The Windows Filesystem is case insensitive.

 This is easily testable.



If you require case sensitivity to be enabled in a specific folder, you can run:

fsutil file setCaseSensitiveInfo C:\Reelix\CaseTest enable

You will get informed that it has been enabled.

C:\Reelix\CaseTest>fsutil file setCaseSensitiveInfo C:\Reelix\CaseTest enable
Case sensitive attribute on directory C:\Reelix\CaseTest is enabled.

You can then test the results.

Possible issues

If you get Error: The request is not supported. run

powershell Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online -FeatureName Microsoft-Windows-Subsystem-Linux

And reboot.

If you get Error: Access is denied. then use an administrative terminal.


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