I have a network drive mapped to a share on a Window Server 2003. I have a shortcut to this drive stored in my Windows 7 favorites. When I double click the shortcut and then rename a file on the drive, if the file is longer than 8 chars or contains spaces then I get this error
The drive that this file or folder is stored on does not allow long file names, or names containing blanks or any of the following characters:...
If I get to the network drive by click on it in the tree under computer then it works fine. Is there a way to get round this?
(Update: sometimes the drive isn't available in the tree, even though it's mapped. I have to kill the explorer.exe process and restart it to make it appear in the tree.)