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    Default Windows explorer not recognizing filenames with periods -for example " .foldername "

    I have plugged my usb from my note 2 into my laptop and opened File explorer. I have allot of files with periods before their name and file explorer is not recognizing them.

    for example - " .filename " or " .foldername "

    is there a setting or something im missing? how do I get windows to "see" these folders?
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    Default Re: Windows explorer not recognizing filenames with periods -for example " .foldername "

    From command prompt, navigate to the folder above the folders that have leading "." then type the command:

    mkdir .foldername

    Substitute the name of each folder for folder name. You will have to run this command once for each folder. Windows doesn't like leading "." in a folder name but Linux doesn't care.

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    Default Re: Windows explorer not recognizing filenames with periods -for example " .foldername "

    Quote Originally Posted by thetryal View Post
    I have plugged my usb from my note 2 into my laptop and opened File explorer. I have allot of files with periods before their name and file explorer is not recognizing them.

    for example - " .filename " or " .foldername "

    is there a setting or something im missing? how do I get windows to "see" these folders?
    You have to remove the "." from the file name. That is not a valid character for naming files/folders in Windows.

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