The files 'disappear' when you add a period to a folder or a file name in windows through GUI

The files 'disappear' when you add a period to a folder or a file name in windows through GUI

I don't know if it's a bug, but certainly doesn't seem like it should be the case. I tried on both 64-bit and 32-bit on windows 7. Does not make this error on XP or vista.

Can someone explain to me what is happening?

To reproduce, in windows 7 make a file or folder, and THEN add a ".". (period) to the end of the name of the file and look at the file "disappear". It's still there, just need to refresh (F5) and it reappears (w/o of the annex "." because it's an illegal file naming convention).

I tried to do the same thing but through command line and it always auto corrects names of files to the conventions, and correctly, it remains on the GUI, so I think that the problem is related to the graphical mode of name change

-Favre a. Reid



This seems to be a bug with Windows 7. We really thank you for this bug in our opinion. This will be the team of developers. Thanking you once again.


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