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Error when saving a folder

June 11th, 2018, 4:51

After imaging alla files and folders I try to save them.

After some good saved I start to receive this error in log window and process will interrupt:

Operation aborted
Error FS.Fill_Dir() -> Operation aborted
Operation aborted
Error FS.Fill_Dir() -> Operation aborted
Operation aborted
Error FS.Fill_Dir() -> Operation aborted [......]

I found the problem:

It cant create this folder ".AppleDouble"
By default, Windows doesn’t allow to create folder name starting with dot(.), because by default Windows system is considering the name starting with dot(.) as a file extension.

I haven't found a way to exclude them by saving (DE can exclude files but not folders)

Any suggestion?

Re: Error when saving a folder

June 11th, 2018, 11:02

Windows will allow to create files starting with a dot with no problems.

I´ve just tested with a windows XP and a windows 7 machine. Do not have a win10 machine here, but I believe it to be the same, because a lot of folders from Java, Oracle and GoogleChrome are named like that.

My first guest would be that either the folder structure is corrupt at that point, or your path has turned too long when windows try to create that additional folder. Try to recover to a shorter path or creating a SUBST´ed drive letter and restore to that.

Re: Error when saving a folder

June 11th, 2018, 11:13

rogfanther wrote:Windows will allow to create files starting with a dot with no problems.


True! ........but I didn't talk about files ......I talk about folders.

Can you create a folder with exactly this name? .AppleDouble

Is a windows limitation (win 10 also) ....not my computer error

Re: Error when saving a folder

June 11th, 2018, 11:37

Alkemist wrote:
rogfanther wrote:Windows will allow to create files starting with a dot with no problems.


True! ........but I didn't talk about files ......I talk about folders.

Can you create a folder with exactly this name? .AppleDouble

Is a windows limitation (win 10 also) ....not my computer error


I can't create a FOLDER starting with a "." on my windows XP 32 neither on NTFA or FAT 32. Doesn't allow me to use the . as starting of the folder name.

Re: Error when saving a folder

June 11th, 2018, 11:44

Files, folders, both.
Attachments
dot_folder.png

Re: Error when saving a folder

June 11th, 2018, 11:47

I suppose what Spildit are observing is that using the GUI windows won´t allow to create a dot-folder. Using command prompt that limitation doesn´t exist, and I would believe some software using windows internal functions shouldn´t have problems with it ( otherwise, how would software create folders with special characters in the name ? )

By the way, that .oracle_jre_usage in my screenshot was created by java, not by me, so installed software can create those also.

Re: Error when saving a folder

June 11th, 2018, 11:50

Yes, you are correct ... It's a limitation of EXPLORER indeed ... But if for example PC-3000 is unisng some sort of windows API to create the folder names it might have the same limitation as windows explorer.

Re: Error when saving a folder

June 11th, 2018, 11:55

CMD prompt, Java installer, etc, would use windows api also.

I think explorer checks the name to see if something with a wrong name ( a file named COM1, for example ) is being created, then it never passes the name to the corresponding function.

Either way, if those dot-named folders were to present a problem, more people would have already complained about them , wouldn´t they ? After all, many users of pc3000 muse have already encountered this kind of name for folders, since apple uses it, and also many software in the windows world.

Re: Error when saving a folder

June 11th, 2018, 13:04

rogfanther wrote:CMD prompt, Java installer, etc, would use windows api also.

I think explorer checks the name to see if something with a wrong name ( a file named COM1, for example ) is being created, then it never passes the name to the corresponding function.

Either way, if those dot-named folders were to present a problem, more people would have already complained about them , wouldn´t they ? After all, many users of pc3000 muse have already encountered this kind of name for folders, since apple uses it, and also many software in the windows world.


Yes, I'm sure of it.
I never meet too this problem until now.

In fact the purpose of this post is to ask a suggestion.

Re: Error when saving a folder

June 11th, 2018, 14:47

Well, can you try saving the files to a folder near the root of the drive ?
Even better, try to save the folder directly up to the .Apple folder to the root of the drive ?

Also, can you save the files from the inside of that folder to someplace ?

Re: Error when saving a folder

June 11th, 2018, 18:20

rogfanther wrote:Well, can you try saving the files to a folder near the root of the drive ?
Even better, try to save the folder directly up to the .Apple folder to the root of the drive ?
Also, can you save the files from the inside of that folder to someplace ?


Problem is only about creation of folder starting with dot (position did'nt make difference).
Anyway I can save the files from the inside of that folder with no problem.

Problem is only creation of this damn folder! :evil:

(I'm awaiting answer from ACE support........ they need to talk with developers)

Re: Error when saving a folder

August 7th, 2018, 15:11

Same problem Here.

Re: Error when saving a folder

August 7th, 2018, 15:30

Nice to know that I'm not alone.
No yet answer from ACE :(

Re: Error when saving a folder

August 9th, 2018, 5:12

Alkemist, did the new update help you?

Re: Error when saving a folder

August 9th, 2018, 10:32

I also had similar problem last few times. I'm not sure but is happend when I installed my last update from 11th May.
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