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File Names Are Preceded by a Period and an Underscore in Files That Are on a Virtual PC Disk Image

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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:
This 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: 08/12/2003 17:55:20 - Revision: 1.0

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