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I use the Eclipse IDE to do development work and would like to copy/rename the .classpath and/or .project files. Note that these files only have an extension and not a filename.

Windows won't let me change .classpath to .classpath.bak (or vice versa).

Is there some way to do this other than naming the files in a Unix server and copying them to my Windows machine?

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This is only a limitation in the graphical Windows Explorer shell, and does not apply to PowerShell, Command Prompt, or to alternative file managers such as Total Commander.

C:\> ren .classpath .classpath.bak
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