Fix: Case-sensitive Errors with File History in Windows 8.1

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The File History feature available in the new Windows 8.1 is a very useful program to have because it will rapidly and easily provide you with a backup copy of the library folders, Desktop, Internet explorer and Contacts list. Unfortunately this feature has some bugs in it and one of them being that when you restore a backup archive of the File history it will not to place the case-sensitive letters in the names of the folders you backed up.
Case-sensitive errors with File History in Windows 8.1
After the backup copy is restored the folders will change for example from “Library” to “library” or from “Games” to “games”. Normally this little bug won’t affect your usage of Windows 8.1 but if you are using an application for example and you define certain case-sensitive folders this might affect the work you are trying to accomplish.

Fix: Case-sensitive errors while using File History in Windows 8.1

Unfortunately there is no option you can check while doing the File History backups which can assure you that the case-sensitive folders will be restored with capital letters.

The only option we have until Microsoft fixes this bug is to manually restore the proper name to the desired folders by simply renaming them .

  1. Right click on the specific folder.
  2. Left click on the “Rename” feature.
  3. Name the folder with a capital letter.
  4. Press the “Enter” button on the keyboard.

This is the simplest way we can fix this until Microsoft will update this File History feature to prevent a future folder name change during the process.

So we will come back to you with more updates on this subject as soon as they will be available for the Windows 8.1 operating system. Please write us below if you have any other questions on this subject and we will help you further with this situation.

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