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I had a file downloaded from torrent by a media center device on an external hard disk. The file has an invalid filename such as "Movie ** 480p ** NEW.wmv" (without the quotes). I cannot delete or ...
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I learned something new today. When I tried create new folder "folder " (no quotes) in Visual Studio I got error: Directory names cannot contain any of the following characters: : * ? | " ...
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Basically an ill behaved software in my Windows PC is spoiling filenames with illegal characters. To help the developer to debug this issue, I am looking for a solution to dump the offending filename ...
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I noticed that renaming a file doesn't change its hash. I also noticed that creating an empty file gives a file of zero bytes, yet it has a filename. Since the filename seems to travel with the file ...
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script to convert ext4 filenames to ntfs

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I have a machine that initially had 8.3 filename creation disabled. However, this was causing issues with some legacy software, so it was re-enabled. I'm wondering if it's possible to go back and ...