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Windows 7: Can't delete or open folder that end with a dot

24 May 2015   #11
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Good point Gav, always create a folder to extract to, don`t just let a folder extract.


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24 May 2015   #12
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

I wonder how 7-Zip handles this?

Edit: 7-Zip handles it correctly.
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24 May 2015   #13
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Boozad View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madmax2 View Post
I still think Winrar should fix this though.
There's nothing to fix. Just click on Extract files... and choose the name of the destination folder.
Attachment 360094
I must not be following your instructions correctly.

Starting with the sample RAR that I've attached to this post...
...I selected Extract files... from the context menu.
Can't delete or open folder that end with a dot-rar1.png

Doing that, offered me this:
Can't delete or open folder that end with a dot-rar2.png
Notice that the period after "new" has automatically been removed by WinRAR.

Clicking OK in the screen shown above gets me this:
Can't delete or open folder that end with a dot-rar3.png

Going inside of "new" shows me this:
Can't delete or open folder that end with a dot-rar4.png
A folder with a problematic name for Windows.

Can't delete or open folder that end with a dot-rar5.png



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
I wonder how 7-Zip handles this?

Edit: 7-Zip handles it correctly.
Selecting Extract...
Can't delete or open folder that end with a dot-7zip1.png

...offers* me this:
Can't delete or open folder that end with a dot-7zip2.png
Notice that the period is there... but it is ignored. The resulting folder will not have a period on the end. However, 7ZIP modifies the names of "invalid" folders, sub-folders and file names as it extracts/writes the contents of the RAR. Such renaming would be a nightmare for my Mac users. Server admins might want to stick with WinRAR - which correctly names things exactly as they exist inside the RAR. I use a Windows based computer to remote into Windows based file server and use WinRAR to extract files to be used by Mac users :-)

*oddly enough, I was only offered that path one time. After that, the path was simply C:\Temp


Attached Files
File Type: rar new..rar (179 Bytes, 7 views)
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24 May 2015   #14
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Can't delete or open folder that end with a dot-7zip.jpg

I get:

D:\temp\new.rar
D:\temp\new
D:\temp\new\new_
D:\temp\new\new_\test_
D:\temp\new\new_\test_\test.txt_

so it looks like 7-ZIp replaces . with _. Not sure if that's good or bad.


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24 May 2015   #15
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

The "new." folder had one dot.
The "test.." folder had two dots.
I don't recall how many dots the file had.

Interesting choice by 7ZIP :-)
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25 May 2015   #16
madmax2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Attachment 360202

I get:

D:\temp\new.rar
D:\temp\new
D:\temp\new\new_
D:\temp\new\new_\test_
D:\temp\new\new_\test_\test.txt_

so it looks like 7-ZIp replaces . with _. Not sure if that's good or bad.
I think that is good.
Cos if it was extract on windows, there would be no way to open, delete or move that folder

There would be no way for you to read test.txt, since you can't open that folder.
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25 May 2015   #17
madmax2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

For people wondering how to get this same problem...

You need to have more than one rar file.

With one of the rar file with the offending name..,
e.g.

-aaa..rar
-b.rar




Extracted.


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Winrar will happily create folder "aaa."

7z - There's no way to create the aaa. because it does not have that same menu item like winrar.

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I have attached some sample files, for anyone that wants to test this..


Attached Files
File Type: rar aaa..rar (72 Bytes, 1 views)
File Type: rar b.rar (73 Bytes, 0 views)
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25 May 2015   #18
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Madmax2, your screenshots are not shown. Would you re-upload them pleas?
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25 May 2015   #19
madmax2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Madmax2, your screenshots are not shown. Would you re-upload them pleas?
which one?

Here is the direct link

http://i.imgur.com/LCpwP53.png

I can see it on my own computer...

Try refresh the page?

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if you can't see the image then the instruction is



Select both files RAR files
-aaa..rar
-b.rar

Right click > extract each archive to separate folder
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25 May 2015   #20
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madmax2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
Attachment 360202

I get:

D:\temp\new.rar
D:\temp\new
D:\temp\new\new_
D:\temp\new\new_\test_
D:\temp\new\new_\test_\test.txt_

so it looks like 7-ZIp replaces . with _. Not sure if that's good or bad.
I think that is good.
Cos if it was extract on windows, there would be no way to open, delete or move that folder

There would be no way for you to read test.txt, since you can't open that folder.
But it is bad if the application on the Linux box was expecting the files on the Windows file server to be in folders with specific names. Renaming Program Files folder to Program Files_ won't work so well for you on your Windows based computer.

There are lots of companies that use Windows based file servers to serve up files to users on different platforms (e.g. Microsoft OS, Apple OS, Linux/Unix). Even home users have mixed platforms.
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