Microsoft KB Archive/105359
Article ID: 105359
Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006
- Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
This article was previously published under Q105359
When you try to move, delete, copy, or rename a file whose name contains a trailing period (such as README.), you will receive one of the following error messages.
If you are using File Manager:
If you are at a command prompt:
Windows NT cannot handle filenames with trailing periods. The only known way that Windows NT allows a file to have a trailing period is if the file was named/created by a Macintosh. In this case, the Windows NT Advanced Server must be running, or has run, Services for the Macintosh.
Macintosh users can name a file with a trailing period. That file may then be copied to Windows NT Advanced Server, but Windows NT Advanced Server will not remove the period, nor will the name translation process to 8.3 take care of the problem.
The file should be renamed from a Macintosh, so that it does not contain a trailing period.
To resolve this problem, upgrade to Windows NT Server version 3.5.
This problem was corrected in Windows NT Server version 3.5.
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