I've got a bunch of folders that upon trying to browse into them, say
"<directory> refers to a location that is unavailable". In Process Monitor, I see that the actual error code is
NAME_NOT_FOUND — but they are present.
chkdskfinds no errors in the filesystem.
- Neither are they junctions or symbolic links (checked by installing the Link Shell Extension)
I've noticed that the names have a common trait:
- they all have a dot at the end
- in the past, I experienced the same with file/directories with broken names like in the picture:
What's happening here and how do I fix this?
How to delete a file ending in a dot in Windows 7? offers ways to delete it, but that's not acceptable 'cuz I need the contents.
delsuggested in that question,
rename "<directory>" "<smth else>"produces the same
"File not found".
\\?\<path>works (same error).