January 29, 2012 in Forensic Riddles - Answers
NTFS file system is by design case-sensitive, yet this option is disabled by default.
One needs to change the following option in Registry:
and restart the system to be able to create files and directories that are case-sensitive.
Notably, Windows APIs e.g. CreateDirectoryA/W are mapped to NtCreateFile API with OBJ_CASE_INSENSITIVE flag on, so they can’t be used to create case-sensitive files/directories.