Friday, January 27, 2012

Death to the evil filename ending in a dot

I have finally found a way to kill a file with a name ending in a dot.  This particular file has been jamming up all sorts of activity.  Specifically today it was stopping me creating a wim from that drive even though I specified the directory containing the poisoned file in the imagex exclusion list. 

The answer is here:

It finally worked from the command line under win 7 on a poison file inside a vhd that had been sent in a mangled zip file by a student from a mac that had proven undeletable by all sorts of other means.

The fix links back to the following kb article

Now I just have to erradicate the same file from the clones of the VHD, origional drive, backups and any other places it has migrated.... arg!

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