Solved

Files on server renamed with a Tilde symbol?

Posted on 2010-09-10
5
436 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
We have a machine that has almost 30,000 files renamed with a tilde after the file extension.

Example:
default.js~BVJ77R45

The text after the tilde is always 8 alpha numeric upper case.
All the files were renamed on the same day.
The original files are there and the server is functioning.
Running SFC /SCANNOW aparently finds issue with some of the files on the system.

Very odd. Any ideas?
0
Comment
Question by:USGLOBAL
  • 3
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:PlugThatInWhere
ID: 33648347
That is an Odd one.  What is the OS / version of the server?
0
 

Author Comment

by:USGLOBAL
ID: 33648369
2003 R2 SP1... it is very perplexing. I cannot find anything on the web about it...
0
 
LVL 3

Expert Comment

by:PlugThatInWhere
ID: 33648428
Are you doing any DFS on the share / files?  What files are renamed?  All of the OS files, or just under a user share, or all shares?
0
 

Author Comment

by:USGLOBAL
ID: 33648877
No but we do have a Double Take sync between that server and our DR site.
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
PlugThatInWhere earned 500 total points
ID: 33648992
Ah, it could be a Double Take thing.  It would make a local copy of the file and tag it with an ID as it works to Sync the files between the servers.  I used this tool some 6-8 years ago, but not recently.

Is it in ALL folders on the drive?

I would check the DT support site, or contact their support staff.  More than likely it is this.
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The way I use Experts Exchange to assist me in analyzing and diagnosing a problem is I first enter a Verbose Question at Experts Exchange like: Office 2007 will hang when opening and saving files I then launch WordPad (any text editor will do) an…
Scenerio: You have a server running Server 2003 and have applied a retail pack of Terminal Server Licenses.  You want to change servers or your server has crashed and you need to reapply the Terminal Server Licenses. When you enter the 16-digit lic…
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now