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giladh
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wrong folder names

Post by giladh » Wed May 13, 2020 5:34 pm

Everything 1.4.1.969 (x64) on Windows 10

Everything show (and search) folders with wrong names

For example,I have a 'old_Favorites' folder in my desktop , but Everything tresat it as it name 'Favorites'

Please note that the folddername was indeed originally 'Favorites' and wass renamed to 'old_Favorites', but Everything doesn't recognised it.

rebuild the index didn't help

therube
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Re: wrong folder names

Post by therube » Wed May 13, 2020 6:24 pm

Oh, just guessing...

"Favorites" is a "special" folder.

While you may have "renamed" it to "old_Favorites", that "rename" only occurred in a "virtual" manner, & the (actual) name, on disk, is still in fact, Favorites (though Windows has virtualized it as "old_Favorites"). [Was that confusing ;-).]

https://www.nirsoft.net/utils/special_folders_view.html

giladh
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Re: wrong folder names

Post by giladh » Wed May 13, 2020 6:40 pm

It is very strange

The name of the folders as I see them on my Windows 10 desktop are 'old_favorites' and 'old_desktop'

But if I open the command prompt and execute a 'dir' command their names are 'favorites' and 'desktop'

froggie
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Re: wrong folder names

Post by froggie » Wed May 13, 2020 8:28 pm

The names in the file system (NTFS) are 'favorites' and 'desktop' - both Everything and the dir command will show you that.

There is a hidden system file called "desktop.ini" in 'desktop" (and many other places) that contains information that Windows will use to display the file.
Desktop.ini can be used to change the name that Windows will display, the icon of the file and the infotip, among other things

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