RE: Problems Reading Saved Files With Unicode Names

From: Mike Ayers (
Date: Mon Jul 12 2004 - 14:22:58 CDT

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    > From: []On
    > Behalf Of Dominikus Scherkl (MGW)
    > Sent: Monday, July 12, 2004 9:51 AM

    > > Because the filename was automatically converted with "?"
    > > characters, it is considered and invalid file name and I
    > > can't open this.
    > How about open them on a system without this problem (like Un*x)?
    > But be sure to refer to the file with quotes. something like
    > cp CDROM/'my??file' Windows/D/my__file
    > should work.

            Windows has excellent support for special filenames, although if the
    character is actually 0x ('?'), then this idea is sound, as Windows
    prohibits that character in filenames.

    > PS:
    > you may get bootable cd-images from several sources for free
    > - try searching for 'knoppix', this doesn't need anything to
    > install, simply running from the CD (after burning it, of course)

            Note that you probably need 2 CDROMs to do this. I believe Knoppix
    doe not install all needed filesystems to memory, so the Knoppix CD must
    stay in.


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