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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 10:33 am    Post subject: File Names Reply with quote

In general ViceVersa does a great job.

I have only one major problem. This application does not keep the character upper/lowercase for the filenames.

When we synchronize directories where the filenames are case sensitive - such as Java class names - it introduces a big problem.

Do you have a work around?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello

please try ViceVersa PRO 2 for that.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:22 pm    Post subject: case-sensitivity Reply with quote

No Vice Versa Pro 2 Doesn't do this either.

See http://www.tgrmn.com/web/forum/viewtopict1224&highlight=filename.htm
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, ViceVersa maintains file casing when copying files, but if a file is already in source and target with different file case they will be considered the same. thanks
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

Any chance of getting an (advanced) option for this? Preferably both for filenames and directories. It doesn't need to be super smart and be able to rename... I'd be happy if it just considered the files and/or directories to be completely different when the case differs. If not directories, then files would be very sweet.

If not, I'm probably going to have to make a script/application that syncs filename case (I already made one for dirs, but the filename stuff is a bit more precarious... higher chance of losing data). Having this built into ViceVersa would help immensely.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello

problem is that Windows file system is case-insensitive, and if VV would consider files with different casing as different (non-matching) it would then try to copy them and generate an error....
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's true, but that doesn't really apply to syncing, does it? Then VV will first copy the files with temporary names, delete the original and then rename the just copied files (or so I gather).

Maybe I misunderstood you.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:56 pm    Post subject: File Name Reply with quote

I still can't see why Vice Versa cannot just preserve the Case of the file names. It is quite Irritating to lose all capitals, and for me, precludes using VV as a backup tool.

I was seriously considering VV as a company wide deployment, but this is a major stumbling block.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2009 2:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello TFS,

ViceVersa does preserve the case of all file names, e.g. FileName.txt is copies as FileName.txt, not filename.txt

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:45 pm    Post subject: No so Reply with quote

I used the latest "free" version to test this. If the "free" version is different in this regard, so be it but what I found:

VV does NOT maintain file/directory name case. If you don't believe this, just re-run a compare after finishing one. It will find many unmatched cases again and these are all apparently related to the case change! This is NOT good - how is one to know if the files/directories have been copied correctly without doing a manual search?

Checking for mismatches just after an "execute" by clicking the "mismatch" drop-down will show no files with the message "There are no items in this view" for both the source and target. But close the window and click on "compare" again. Then check the "mismatches" and you will find many - apparently all caused by the file/directory case - very misleading!

Seems to me, doing an "Update & prune target" is dangerous since you may be deleting target files that are copies of files that are not matched due to case change. If the program worked with case included, then there would not be the problem.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with everyone that would like this as a feature. I know Windows is not case sensitive. Yet does maintain the case of the characters, and thus I have a naming convention that relies on this. Using ViceVersa copies everything to all lowercase, which is useless for me. Great program otherwise, but until I have this feature I can't fully evaluate whether it would meet my needs. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:56 am    Post subject: File Names Reply with quote

Any update to this issue? I have the same problem. All files copied with ViceVersa loose their case--FileName.TXT becomes filename.txt. For various reasons, I can't have that.

I've been using ViceVersa from the start. I still have 1.0.2 free & I'm not upgrading, especially to PRO, unless is fixed. Can anyone confirm whether it is in 1.0.5 or any of the PRO versions?

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi, it's definitely fixed in the PRO version, thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 5:51 am    Post subject: File case Reply with quote

This is an old thread, but can someone who has VV Plus or Pro please confirm that case is maintained during a copy?

Windows is case insensitive, but it does maintain case. I need the case to remain when using VV for many reasons, especially due to the files ultimately moving to systems where case does matter and in those situations VV will destroy my ability to update the other system since the files will now look different.

I'm concerned about this question and that it didn't seem like the question was understood. I also remember years ago there was a shareware limited version of VV and I never liked it or upgraded because it messed up the case of everything. So I'm looking for some more confirmation.

Thank you.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello,
I can confirm file name case is maintained during file copying by ViceVersa PRO and PLUS.
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