Windows 10: Windows dir name

Discus and support Windows dir name in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; My computer will not start. My probing has revealed that Windows is "gone" Where it's supposed to be is a dir called"$WINDOWS.·-BT" I can't get the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Viragodawg, Feb 28, 2020.

  1. Windows dir name


    My computer will not start. My probing has revealed that Windows is "gone"

    Where it's supposed to be is a dir called"$WINDOWS.·-BT" I can't get the squiggly line to type.


    1.what is the correct name of the Windows 10 directory?


    2. How do I change it in the CMD prompt?

    :)
     
    Viragodawg, Feb 28, 2020
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  2. dir Difficulties

    I am getting the hang of this command set.

    Maybe somebody know a work around that will list the three time stamps at one time.
    Theoretically dir /TC /TA /TW.
    dir will only show one of the three at one time.

    To me it seems that the only way to get all three on a line is to run loop with output to file, then boiling down the three outputs to one line. Clumsy but maybe the only way to get the job done?

    Thanks for any suggestions.
     
    mikeincousa, Feb 28, 2020
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  3. maxim__s Win User
    Bug: cannot rename the file/dir to a name starting with "."

    Just try to create, using Explorer GUI, a new dir with the name starting with "."

    Surely it will, as usually in Windows, create "New Folder" and then rename to the new name.

    And the rename step fails with the error of "Rename: You must type a file name"

    "md" and "move" from the command line work fine.
     
    maxim__s, Feb 28, 2020
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  4. Try3 Win User

    Windows dir name

    dir Difficulties

    Kari - We are both saying the same thing. Dir lists files and its lists can be sorted. Dir does not do anything to the files themselves but only to the lists it produces. Denis
     
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