Restore of data to Windows that has a folder name ending with a "." ( dot / period ) will be successful but Windows can not access it. Windows Error "File location refers location that unavailable."

Article:TECH75060  |  Created: 2009-01-30  |  Updated: 2013-11-20  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH75060
Article Type
Technical Solution


Subject

Issue



Restore of data to Windows that has a folder name ending with a "." ( dot / period ) will be successful but Windows can not access it. Windows Error "File location refers location that unavailable."


Error



Windows Error
"File location refers location that unavailable."


Cause



Windows does not support Folder names ending with a "." ( dot / period )
 
Mac does allow this folder name.
 

Solution



 
Remove the "." from the folder names.
 
Workaround for data in backups, restore the only the child objects of the "." folder.
 

 


Legacy ID



334057


Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH75060


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