When I try to rename a folder to .svn or a file to .myemacs, for example, a popup says:

You must specify a file name.

Do you have a workaround ?


Open cmd

Start -> Run -> "cmd"


move filename.txt .svn
  • Good solution indeed. I could have thought about that, I even have cygwin installed so I could do it with mv command. But I am interested if there is a less geeky way – Benjamin Crouzier Oct 14 '11 at 23:34
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    Wait, what's wrong with the geeky way? – surfasb Oct 15 '11 at 0:49
  • SVN, Emacs and Cygwin aren't geeky? – Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Oct 15 '11 at 2:25
  • Note that if you initially renamed the .svn directory, and are trying to move it back, you might have to uncheck the 'hidden' box on the directory's Properties dialog before this will work. – user11934 Feb 21 '13 at 16:39

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