Sometimes you need to create a file of specific size for testing purposes. While you can try to create just a text file with some app like Notepad, it is very inconvenient when you need to create a huge file or many files at once. Here is a better solution.
In our previous article, we saw how to use the built-in feature of Windows 10 which allows enabling case sensitive mode for folders. To save your time, you might want to add a special context menu to your folders in order to enable or disable case sensitivity directly without opening a new command prompt window. This is really useful, especially for WSL users.
As you may already know, the Windows file system, NTFS, treats file and folder names as case insensitive. For example, for the OS and apps, MyFile.txt and myfile.txt are the same file. However, things are different in Linux. For this OS, these are two different files. This difference in behavior may create issues for WSL users. To resolve them, Windows 10 includes the ability to enable case sensitive mode for folders.
Windows 10 supports several file systems out-of-the-box. Some of them are legacy and exist mostly for backward compatibility, others are modern and not widely used. This article explains different methods you can use to find which file system your drives are formatted with.
FAT32 is a legacy file system which was created in 1980s and was used by default with a number of Windows versions. Windows 9x/Me required a FAT32 partition on the hard drive. Many multimedia players with USB support also supported only FAT32 for flash drives and not NTFS. If you have a drive formatted with FAT32, you might want to convert it to the modern NTFS file system. Here is how it can be done.