I need to arrange my pictures according to its type or file Extension in separated folders. I try to create a folder named “.JPEG” but not succeed. I’ve seen a folder name started with “dot” or “period”. How to do that?
Thank you for all that would like to share some experience and solution.
Windows XP do not allow you to create a folder that started with a “.” Because it will tell you to input a name and it will think that you are inputting an extension but not a folder name. In order to trick windows XP you just need to open the command prompt by clicking start menu and click run then type in “cmd” after the command prompt had popped up, navigate there as to where you want to place your folder that started with a dot “.“. Key in “md .” then press enter.
Close the command prompt and locate the folder you created and you’re done.
That’s true if you use Windows Explorer, the built-in file manager in Microsoft Windows. In Windows Explorer, when you try to create a new folder and name it beginning with a dot or period, for example without quotes, “.text”, “.ht”, and so on, you will receive the message “You must type a file name.”
It seems Windows does not accept naming a folder that begins with a dot or period. Actually, this applies to both files and folders. When you rename a file beginning with a dot, the same error will appear. To fix the problem, if you really need to name a folder beginning with a dot, you need to use a third-party application like FreeCommander XE.
Just download the program and try naming the folder again. This should fix the problem. FreeCommander XE supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.x, and Windows 10.