Extended ASCII characters is one "Achilles Heel" of
Windows. Make a directory from a DOS window using an
extended ASCII character in the directory name.

Ex. Alt 232 (use numeric keypad for the numbers)

Put a file there.

Try to view the directory from Explorer or delete the
directory and see what happens.

I would appreciate anyone with Win Me, 2000, and XP to see
if the same results occur as they do with Win 98.

Happy Easter.
Posted on 2004-04-10 22:50:55 by skywalker
Works fine on XP and 2k.
Posted on 2004-04-10 23:03:17 by iblis
I tried it too, and it didn't cause any problems, even on a FAT32 drive.
The reason for this is that ?'s in filenames are represented as 05h on disk. I was unable to create a file with a name containing a 05h byte though.

This was on Windows 2000.
Posted on 2004-04-11 09:41:17 by Sephiroth3