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WIN32 - MoveFile and wildcard character(s)

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I am using FindFirstFile, FindNextFile on an area originally written from a MAC. Some of these filenames contain the single wild card character '?'. When any attempt is made to access or rename this file using MoveFile the error 123L ERROR_INVALID_NAME is returned.

Is there any way to get round this from the NT side, by suppressing wild card treatment, or can the wild card characters be redefined in the registry??

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Use the short file name for the file. WinNT always creates short file names for file names that wouldn't be valid under MS-DOS.

You can use the command dir /X  in a dos prompt to find the short filenames.

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I hadn't realised that the alternate filename was something you could use in MoveFile. It works, thanks for your help.
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