FIX: Error When You Run an Executable File Remotely Using UNC Name with Spaces

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When you remotely run an executable (.exe) file built in Visual FoxPro, using a universal naming convention (UNC) name tha contains spaces, you may receive the following error message:
File <filename> does not exist.
The number of characters in the UNC name does not seem to matter; the spaces in the name cause the error.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a bug in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This bug was corrected in the latest service pack for Visual Studio 6.0.

For additional information about Visual Studio service packs, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
194022 INFO: Visual Studio 6.0 Service Packs, What, Where, Why

194295 HOWTO: Tell That a Visual Studio Service Pack Is Installed
To download the latest Visual Studio service pack, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Build a Visual FoxPro executable file.
  2. On another computer, place the file in a folder called "Folder With Spaces" (without quotation marks).NOTE: You can also add the folder to your local computer; just make sure that you use the UNC name of the local computer to run the executable file.

  3. Click Start, click Run, and then type the following (including the quotes):
    "\\<unc name>\Folder With Spaces\<exe name>"
    The error message mentioned in the "Symptoms" section appears.

  4. In Windows Explorer, remove the spaces from the "Folder With Spaces" name, and then repeat Step 3 using the new path.The executable file runs without error.

Article ID: 281698 - Last Review: 10/21/2013 04:43:27 - Revision: 1.2

Microsoft Visual FoxPro 6.0 Professional Edition

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