Explorer ErrMsg: Cannot Rename (or Find) the Specified File...

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SYMPTOMS
When you are working in Windows Explorer, trying to rename, delete, or movea file that appears to have an underscore in its filename generates a fileaccess error. For example, trying to rename a file generates the followingerror:
Error Renaming File

Cannot rename C:\file_: Cannot find the specified file. Make sure you specify the correct path and filename.
CAUSE
This error occurs when the file includes extended ANSI characters thatWindows Explorer does not recognize in its filename. Windows Explorerdisplays unrecognized characters as underscores. Some MS-DOS-basedapplications use extended ASCII characters (such as line-drawingcharacters) in filenames to protect important files from accidentally beingchanged in any way.
RESOLUTION
To rename, move, or delete the file, open an MS-DOS prompt, and make thechanges from the command line using the appropriate ANSI characters.Consult the ANSI character set to determine which numeric code correspondsto the extended character in the filename.
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Article ID: 122063 - Last Review: 01/06/2015 01:03:28 - Revision: 1.1

Microsoft Windows 95

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