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Is there a way I can prove\disprove this? No, because Different operating systems do things differently. Different kinds of renames/moves can be conceptually different acts: Renaming/moving a file within the same directory, Renaming/moving a file from one folder/directory to another on the same logical device, Renaming/moving a file from one logical ...


The extra options supported by Win32 MoveFileEx function provide a good overview and explanation of the similarities and differences between renaming and moving. When moving files across volumes, a copy (followed by delete) is performed. From the perspective of an ordinary computer user, when one wants to perform a rename, one would expect the computer to ...

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