You can replace the “.mp3” part with whatever file format you’re looking for. So, to quote Karsten, this issue "has nothing to do with the length". Usually there is no way for you to have file or folder name that ends with a "period" or "dot". I don't think that the windows path is invalid, though: the file has been downloaded from the remote repository and I can open it on my PC Therefore it incorrectly returned "XSI_IMG_1234.jpg". For example, let’s say we don’t want the dot character in our file names – we’d rather have an underscore instead. You signed in with another tab or window. I am trying to find some way to batch rename all the files that end in a dot to the same name without the dot. Dir | Rename-Item –NewName { $_.name … I know Windows isn't supposed to allow files with names ending in ., but this one obviously got through, and I … so I can just use A_LoopFileDir with it to give me the full path. You currently have javascript disabled. Dot files could, in a way, be called the traditional Unix equivalent to the AppData directory on Windows. – Explorer appears to count back from the end of the file name till it finds a dot (period/full stop). ", Windows OS will rename it to "F1". ), so I cannot even unstage it. Elsewhere, the period is allowed, but the last occurrence will be interpreted to be the extension separator in VMS, DOS, and Windows. It works! But git says that a file with a similar, truncated name has been deleted from my working area. Do you have a public repo that can be used to reproduce the problem? Examples that were shown in the results included files ending in such things as: 2-RD30.pdf issue 2.pdf The last dot will be ignored, it just tells Explorer you know what you’re doing. | sed 's/.$//' which does the job in the console but doesn't actually rename the files. Use the 8.3 (short file name) file/folder name to delete the item from Command Prompt. Do not end a file or directory name with a space or a period. And what's the purpose of using doted folder ?? However, each file system, such as NTFS, CDFS, exFAT, UDFS, FAT, and FAT32, can have specific and differing rules about the formation of the individual components in the path to a directory or file. Use A_LoopFileShortName or A_LoopFileShortPath instead. - The additional dot at the end is necessary, and will be removed by Windows Explorer. Windows doesnt complain, it simply renames the folder without the dot, without telling me. However, it is acceptable to specify a period as the first character of a name. So if you transfer a hidden file named.experiment_L0.5 into a Windows system it will be plainly visible. For example, ".temp". in Windows for file naming, but I cannot recall why. Here’s another one: Administrator.old.folder. Of course you are right. We are running into issues with files not syncing (uploading) because they a dot in the file name. Everything else (Administrator.old) makes up the file name. parentheses or dot (.) In that case, old folder is considered the file extension. ?As you can anyway read it delete it and so on... Community Forum Software by IP.BoardLicensed to: AutoHotkey Foundation LLC, This is not recommended for shared computers, AHK_H (2alpha) AHF TT _Struct WatchDir Yaml _Input ObjTree RapidHotkey DynaRun WinAPI. So filename. Note that a directory is simply a file with a special attribute designating it as a directory, but otherwise must follow all the same naming rules as a regular file. However, it is acceptable to specify a period as the first character of a name. One day, I save a PDF file to my Windows 7 (64-bit) from SANS (using Chrome), and for some reasons the file is saved as an ending "dot". And TC supports them. So, Firefox created a folder for cookies of a certain domain when I accidentally typed a dot at the end of the domain. Perfect for disabling the autorun.inf virus. EDIT the long pathname is truncated at 139 characters. To create a new file begins with a dot, on command prompt: echo testing > .name ), in the Windows system. The "file ends with dot" check can be disabled via git config core.protectntfs false, but this doesn't solve the core problem that the path gets truncated. Please note, that my report - besides 1) - applies to archives (ZIP in this example). That folder now has a dot at the end of the foldername, and that is quite problematic as windows doesn't handle this well. I'm not sure, but I'm curious as to why you want . I have a file that ends in a dot (.). The text was updated successfully, but these errors were encountered: You get this error if the path is invalid on Windows (e.g. [EDIT] Although the underlying file system may support such names, the Windows shell and user interface does not.