Folder name having ASCII character is not recognised in Windows 98

Posted on 2003-03-05
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I had created a folder having ASCII character (i.e Alt+188) in MS-DOS Prompt. This folder is not recognised by Winodws environment. Is any possibility to access this folder in Windows Explorer.
Question by:ussharma
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CrazyOne earned 200 total points
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Generally speaking in Win98 Explorer doesn't recognize specialized characters. Win2000 an XP generally will allow access folder and file names using specialized characters but Win98 usually doesn't.

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What CrazyOne say is correct. Win98 won't recognized ASCII character. Most people use ASCII char in Win98 to make the folder unaccessable and undeletable.

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The ShadowWarrior111 is right that peoplr use ASCII chars in win98 to make the folder unaccessable and undeletable.Well anyhow u can access this folder by renaming it frm the dos mode put the files in the folder and rename it again with the ASCII char. It will always show 0 bytes size no matter how big the file is in the folder

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