Incarnadine_ January 4, 2013 at 13:37:06 Specs: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 2.5 GHz / 4095 MB
I just transferred some video files from a Linux PC to a Windows PC, but the file names contain a colon in them. Windows now sees the files as corrupt since they have a colon in them. When I try to change the file name Windows gives me an error. Is there some type of trick in fixing this problem with Windows?
This is what I was afraid of :( I don't have access to the Linux PC anymore so I guess I will have to image a spare HDD with Linux. I can't use a Linux Live CD either because the file is on a NTFS file system. Major suckage!!!!
Have a go at accessing the file by its 8.3 filename in a command prompt - it might just work. The Wiki entry shows how to calculate the 8.3 filename (I'm sure there's a way to display it, but I can't remember how) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8.3_fi...
Just remembered - I think "dir /x" shows the short filenames.
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