Article ID: 825360 - View products that this article applies to.
This article discusses files that have a period and an underscore (._) before the rest of the file name on a Virtual PC disk image.
After you mount a drive image on the Macintosh computer, and you copy files to the drive image, there may be one or more files on the disk image that have a file name that contains a period, an underscore, and the name of an existing file. The following is an example, where FileName is the name of another existing file:
._FileNameThis file is created by the Macintosh file system for any file that had a resource fork. These files are typically not required in Microsoft Windows.
Article ID: 825360 - Last Review: August 12, 2003 - Revision: 1.0
Retired KB Content Disclaimer
This article was written about products for which Microsoft no longer offers support. Therefore, this article is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.