Windows 10: Underscore not showing in file names

Discus and support Underscore not showing in file names in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; If I use an underscore in a file name (File_Name) it does not show (File Name) unless renaming the file. Current OS is 21H1 version 1165. 183768 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by rdwray, Aug 12, 2021.

  1. rdwray Win User

    Underscore not showing in file names


    If I use an underscore in a file name (File_Name) it does not show (File Name) unless renaming the file. Current OS is 21H1 version 1165.

    :)
     
    rdwray, Aug 12, 2021
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  2. Ringbeep2 Win User

    Underscore problems on the E63

    Thanks for that suggestion. Yes I have tried that and it



    OK. It seems like I need to do a step by step:



    Menu > Installations > Messenger > Open Messenger try to type in my domain name which includes an underscore that I am unable to type. I've tried pressing the Ctrl, Chr, button with the grey and white triangle, with the 'K' which has a dash, and by pressing
    them on there own. Nothing.
     
    Ringbeep2, Aug 12, 2021
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  3. File name starts with an underscore ("_") cannot be deleted on the desktop.

    Hi,

    I was saving an pdf article in Chrome via the print function on my account desktop. After reading that i tried to delete it but the delete function gives me no response, which usually there is a prompt box to confirm whether I wish to put to the recycling
    bin.

    The file name is _Act Now to Transition to SORA_ - Keynote Speech by Ms Jacqueline Loh, Deputy Managing Director (Markets & Development), Monetary Authority of Singapore, at The Association of Banks in Singapore’s Roundtable Session on SGD Interest Rate
    Landscape Chan.pdf

    What I have tried so far:

    1. Default Windows file explorer - I tried to rename it to a shorter name using default Windows file explorer but failed
    2. CMD - Name using the full file name, short file name and wildcard. CMD suggested that it cannot find the directory


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    3. CMD - Delete using full file name and short file name. CMD suggested that it cannot locate the file using the short file name. Using long file name, CMD suggested that one of the words ('Development') was not an internal pr external comment,
      executable or batch.


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    4. CMD - Delete using any pdf method. CMD suggested that this cannot locate that pdf.

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    Let me know if any one or Microsoft Windows Technology Help could assist.

    Thanks so much!

    Regards,

    Albert
     
    mshoalbert, Aug 12, 2021
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  4. tfwul Win User

    Underscore not showing in file names

    Excel - File open - hover over files - file names do not show up

    Office 365 / Windows 10 x64

    Excel: File > Open shows a list of filenames.
    Due to the limited space, long file names are cut off, regretfully so.
    (There is a lot of unused empty space on the right of the File - Open dialog)

    Problem: in case long file names with almost identical names it sometimes is difficult to select the one: the differences between these files are displayed. See attachment. One file is 02-2021 the other 02-2020, or vice versa?

    Now, I suppose..., when hovering over the files, a pop-up would show up displaying the full file name(?)
    Repeat: suppose, as with me it never did.

    However, if my assumption is correct and indeed a pop-up should show up, then I wonder what could prevent this from happening.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
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    tfwul, Aug 12, 2021
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