dos names corruption within ntfsLocked
On our data server we backup disk to disk with robocopy.
In the error log there are some files with files-names with special characters which cannot be copied.
As i found out this happens if names break the 255 limit in dos-names (if you save with the notepad as ascii) or when there is no translation of special-characters from other international ansi-codes-names.
When i tried to delete or rename them windows cant find this files – they block the whole directory structure.
The only way to get rid of them would be a reformat of the file system – which is not simple for the main productive system.
Is there a way for windows 2000 to rename these hidden charcaters? (i tried zap but that didnt work – i tried renaming from command-prompt with batch file – also unsuccesfull)
And last not least is there a way for windows 2000 to disable these wrong ascii-signs?