Windows 7 is a popular operating system released in 2009 by Microsoft. It has been used by millions of people and businesses around the world. Although Windows 7 is an extremely stable and secure operating system, it is not case sensitive with respect to the file system. This means that files with similar names but different capitalization are treated as the same file. For example, “example.txt” and “EXAMPLE.txt” would be considered the same file.
This can be problematic for some users who need to access files with different capitalization on the same system. Fortunately, there is a way to make Windows 7 fully case sensitive with respect to the file system. The procedure is fairly simple, but it does require access to the Windows 7 registry.
The first step is to open the Windows 7 registry. This can be done by clicking the “Start” button, typing “regedit” in the search box, and then pressing the “Enter” key. This will open the Windows 7 registry editor.
Next, the user must navigate to the following location in the registry:
Once this location is open, the user must create a new DWORD (32-bit) value. This value should be named ObCaseInsensitive and its value should be set to 0. This setting will cause Windows 7 to treat files with different capitalization as separate files.
Once this setting is enabled, the user must then restart their computer for the changes to take effect. After the computer has restarted, Windows 7 should now be case sensitive with respect to the file system.
Although this procedure is relatively simple, it is important to understand that editing the registry can be dangerous. Therefore, it is recommended that only experienced users attempt this procedure. In addition, it is important to back up the registry before making any changes. This will ensure that any changes that were made can be reverted if necessary.
By following the steps outlined above, Windows 7 can be made fully case sensitive with respect to the file system. This can be useful for users who need to access files with different capitalization on the same system.