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Vista: .htaccess rename bug?

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    Be#

    Seems as if I cannot rename a file to .htaccess in Vista Windows Explorer (Dreamweaver solves the problem).

    Can anybody duplicate this issue?

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    Be# wrote:
    Seems as if I cannot rename a file to .htaccess in Vista Windows Explorer (Dreamweaver solves the problem).

    Can anybody duplicate this issue?


    You couldn't do that in XP and earlier either.

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    littleguru

    Doesn't work here too. Tells me that I have to enter a file name...

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    Be#

    CannotResolveSymbol wrote:
    
    Be# wrote: Seems as if I cannot rename a file to .htaccess in Vista Windows Explorer (Dreamweaver solves the problem).

    Can anybody duplicate this issue?


    You couldn't do that in XP and earlier either.


    Never noticed...

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    littleguru

    C:\Users\Chris\Desktop>ren foo.txt .htaccess

    does it Tongue Out

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    AndyC

    Be# wrote:
    Seems as if I cannot rename a file to .htaccess in Vista Windows Explorer (Dreamweaver solves the problem).

    Can anybody duplicate this issue?

    Explorer won't let you do this, because if you had "Hide file extensions for known types" turned on (the default) the name would instantly go blank, making it difficult for the average user to fix in the event it was unintentional.

    The command line will let you do it because it assumes you know what you are doing.

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    DigitalDud

    AndyC wrote:
    
    Explorer won't let you do this, because if you had "Hide file extensions for known types" turned on (the default) the name would instantly go blank, making it difficult for the average user to fix in the event it was unintentional.

    The command line will let you do it because it assumes you know what you are doing.


    Vista actually changed this behavior at least, it won't hide filenames starting with a dot regardless of the setting.

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    Cannot​Resolve​Symbol

    DigitalDud wrote:
    
    AndyC wrote: 
    Explorer won't let you do this, because if you had "Hide file extensions for known types" turned on (the default) the name would instantly go blank, making it difficult for the average user to fix in the event it was unintentional.

    The command line will let you do it because it assumes you know what you are doing.


    Vista actually changed this behavior at least, it won't hide filenames starting with a dot regardless of the setting.


    XP doesn't do that either, unless the file is named after a valid filename extension (like .doc or something).

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