Although you can now run a number of Linux distros natively on Windows 10 (Kali, Ubuntu, Debian, Red Hat and many more), this integration has been a little tricky when it comes to handling filename case, as Linux is case sensitive and Windows is not.

In order to overcome this limitation, starting with the Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803), NTFS includes a new flag that you can enable on a per-folder basis allowing the file system to treat files and folders as case sensitive.

  1. Open Start.
  2. Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select Run as administrator.
  3. Type the following command to enable NTFS to treat the folder’s content as case sensitive and press Enter:fsutil.exe file SetCaseSensitiveInfo C:\folder\path enableIn the command, remember to include the path to the folder you want to enable case sensitivity.

 

How to disable case sensitivity support on Windows 10

  1. Open Start.
  2. Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select Run as administrator.
  3. Type the following command to disable NTFS to treat the folder’s content as case sensitive and press Enter:fsutil.exe file SetCaseSensitiveInfo C:\folder\path disable

 

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