Open weird filenames


I'm trying to open file, that FindNext routine returned. The filename is 'T_-جÍ7-11¬ÝTW¦ñ.txt' and when I try TFileStream.Create, it throws an exception "Can't find file specified". However, the file is phisically exists and I can access it through Windows Explorer.

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It's because of the weird chars that are contained by the file name.  I think that the problem is mainly in the '|' character.
Did you try to change the filename from explorer to see if it gives you an error? The explorer sees the file but I am not sure that it can manipulate it.
The file was probabely made using some localised windows in China, Russia or something like that.
Dont know if this will help, no way of testing at the moment, but say you've got a find function something like

  lix      : word;
  lSrchRec : TSearchRec;
  lSdName  : string ;
  if Directory[Length(Directory)]<>'\' then AppendStr(Directory,'\');
  while lix=0 do
    lSdName := lSrchRec.Name ;
    if ((lSrchRec.Attr AND faDirectory)>0) AND (lSdName<>'.') AND (lSdName<>'..') then

try changing lSdName  from a string to a widestring, what is the name of the file now?

as I say this is pure guesswork

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