Duplicate file names... in the same folder
August 12, 2012 9:55 AM Subscribe
In Windows 7, I have several examples of identically-named files in the same folder. As far as I know, this shouldn't be possible. Any ideas about why this would have happened and how to fix it?
posted by FreelanceBureaucrat to Technology (13 answers total)
Here's an example. The only in these files is the capitalization of letters and the modification dates:
Directory of C:\Books\John Kennedy Toole\A Confederacy of Dunces (1209)
07/31/2012 10:10 PM 512,603 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole.mobi
07/21/2012 08:22 PM 512,603 A confederacy of dunces - John Kennedy Toole.mobi
2 File(s) 1,025,206 bytes
This seems to have happened after converting a number of books using Calibre. I have maybe 50+ examples of this. I've noticed that if I select the older file and delete it, the remaining file still keeps the older date. That is, if I were to delete the file from 21-Jul, the remaining file (with a date of 31-July) would start showing a 21-Jul last mod date.
Looking for explanations and suggestions about how to clean this up, preferably without risking the loss of the newer file.