Good prank for Windows users

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  1. mbk1969

    mbk1969 Ancient Guru

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    I just read about this feature.
    Do you want to make file name (with extension) swapped from left-to-right pattern to right-to-left pattern in Explorer?
    Algorithm:
    • Select file.
    • Press <F2> or select "Rename" in context menu.
    • Press <Home> to undo the selection and place text cursor before the first letter of name.
    • Bring context menu by the left mouse button or by the special key on the keyboard.
    • In sub-menu of context menu item "Insert Unicode control character" chose item "RLO Start of the right-to-left override".
    • Press <Enter> to confirm renaming.
    • Have fun in reading the name of file.
    After such renaming file remains the same from OS point of view - its name just starts with inserted Unicode control character which can be seen in command prompt (command "dir"). File can be searched in Explorer by extension of by wildcard pattern. Easiest way to remove this control character is through command prompt
    Code:
    ren "[character]name_of_file.ext" "name_of_file.ext"
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2017
  2. Clouseau

    Clouseau Ancient Guru

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    That's naughty bad...but I love it:devil:
     
  3. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    Oh my god this is great lol.
     
  4. Turanis

    Turanis Maha Guru

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    A picture with this prank in Explorer? :)
    To see how good it is.
     

  5. mbk1969

    mbk1969 Ancient Guru

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    Are you serious? It is so easy to do yourself - just create new text file, give it long meaning name and perform the trick.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2017
  6. Watcher

    Watcher Ancient Guru

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    That is definitely a quick way to make a file name look like it's Gibberish.

    It seems ( at least on my box ) that all you need to do is rename the Gibberish file name to whatever you want and the Unicode character is removed. No need to use the command prompt and use the " ren " rename function.
     

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