Folders renaming themselves!?!? See gif as proof Solved

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    Folders renaming themselves!?!? See gif as proof


    I copied some stuff and noticed that a folder - Pictures & Pets had seemingly renamed itself to Pictures without asking or even notifying me. See this gif I made that shows it in action.

    I've never seen anything like this before, and I've used Windows 12+ hours a day for well over a decade.

    I just updated to a fresh Windows 10 install. The folders were initially created in Windows 7. If I create a new folder with the same name, I cannot replicate this anymore. This is only a problem when copying the actual folder that I originally created in Windows 7. Still, it makes me worried what other shenanigans it might be doing to my data without me knowing.

    At a glance, no other folders copied from Windows 7 have this issue, including other folders with an ampersand in the name. No files seem to have been affected.

    What in the heck is this?
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  2.    #2

    Hi, just a random thought- it's possible the folder name somehow includes a non-valid character (not visible). Renaming it - as you have- eliminates this.
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    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, just a random thought- it's possible the folder name somehow includes a non-valid character (not visible). Renaming it - as you have- eliminates this.
    Hmm, any way I could test that?
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    If you could find an appropriate tool to view the file system in hex, say, perhaps with ASCII as well, that would let you inspect it.

    Such tools are often licensed, or aimed at files. You could spend quite a while looking around..
    How to view a NTFS filename in HEX view - Super User
    Magic NTFS Recovery. HEX-Editor

    My impression is that finding a quick answer may be hard.
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    I'm afraid to open the link you posted. What is a *.gifv file I've never seen that before..

    https://i.imgur.com/mOSakkY.gifv
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    ricardobohner said: View Post
    I'm afraid to open the link you posted. What is a *.gifv file I've never seen that before..

    Imgur
    ...
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  7.    #7

    Sorry, no idea to what you're referring. They are web pages relevant to the topic.

    Otherwise please feel free to do your own searches.
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    Is it possible that the problem folder is actually set as the user's Pictures folder on either machine?

    If so then the apparent change of folder name is just a display name change and you'd see the full path correctly by going into the folder then selecting the text in the address bar [you need to actually select the text to see the actual path].

    Denis
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    Try3 said: View Post
    Is it possible that the problem folder is actually set as the user's Pictures folder on either machine?
    If so then the apparent change of folder name is just a display name change and you'd see the full path correctly by going into the folder then selecting the text in the address bar [you need to actually select the text to see the actual path].
    I think you have hit the nail on the head. I'd bet that @Aelius renamed their Pictures folder to Pictures & Pets while Windows is still displaying it as their 'Pictures' folder.


    BTW @ricardobohner, a .gifv is just an animated gif. Quite safe to open. https://help.imgur.com/hc/en-us/arti...-What-is-GIFV-
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    Try3 said: View Post
    Is it possible that the problem folder is actually set as the user's Pictures folder on either machine?

    If so then the apparent change of folder name is just a display name change and you'd see the full path correctly by going into the folder then selecting the text in the address bar [you need to actually select the text to see the actual path].

    Denis
    Bree said: View Post
    I think you have hit the nail on the head. I'd bet that @Aelius renamed their Pictures folder to Pictures & Pets while Windows is still displaying it as their 'Pictures' folder.


    BTW @ricardobohner, a .gifv is just an animated gif. Quite safe to open. https://help.imgur.com/hc/en-us/arti...-What-is-GIFV-
    Yep, sure enough it appears as "Pictures" when I click on the address bar.

    So weird! But glad it's figured out.

    Thanks guys!
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