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File and Folder names that begin or end with the ASCII Space (0x20) will be saved without these characters. File and Folder names that end with the ASCII Period (0x2E) character will also be saved without this character. All other trailing or leading whitespace characters are retained.
Whitespace CharactersThere are various whitespace characters representing various 'space' widths (glyphs). Only the ASCII Space (0x20) and ASCII Period (0x24) characters are handled specially by the Object Manager. Although the Ideographic Space character (0x3000) is also generated by using the Spacebar (when IME is enabled), it is not handled specially.
Object ManagerASCII Space (0x20) characters at the beginning or end of a file or folder name are removed by the Object Manager upon creation.
ASCII Period (0x2E) characters at the end of a file or folder name are removed by the Object Manager upon creation.
All other leading or trailing whitespace characters are retained by the Object Manager.
Win32 APIThe Win32 API (CreateFile
(http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/aa364418.aspx), etc.) uses a direct method to enumerate the files and folders on a local or remote file system. All files and folders are discoverable regardless of the inclusion or location of whitespace characters.
WinRT APIThe WinRT API is designed to support multiple data providers (Physical Drives, OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive), Facebook, etc.). To achieve this, WinRT API uses a search engine to enumerate files and folders. Due to the search approach to enumeration, the WinRT API (StorageFile
(http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/apps/windows.storage.storagefolder.aspx), etc.) does not handle file and folder names with trailing whitespace characters other than ASCII Space (0x20) and ASCII Period (0x2E) residing on a local or remote file system. It does handle leading non-ASCII whitespace characters.
File Explorer and Desktop applicationsAll files and folders are visible within File Explorer and Desktop applications regardless of inclusion or location of whitespace characters.
Windows Store applicationsWhen using the File Picker, files with a trailing non-ASCII whitespace character do not appear. The contents of sub-folders with a trailing non-ASCII whitespace characters are not displayed in the File Picker. Files or folders containing a leading non-ASCII whitespace character are displayed.
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