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file does not exist, failure to open file

 
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avextraxjp



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:21 pm    Post subject: file does not exist, failure to open file Reply with quote

I've got a folder named in chinese characters that I could not open - there's a message box saying the file does not exist.
I am sure it is not some sort of "bogus' file and that it fail to open because it is named in "foreign" characters'

I am running Windows 98SE and using Chinese Star 2003


Is there any way I could open the file?
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SoftStag



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try renaming the folder to something that just contains western letters or numbers. This may work as some programs do not recognise the Chinese folder name.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry, should have mentioned it earlier
folder is on CD-ROM, can't transfer to c drive either
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, a couple of questions:
Arrow Can you browse the folder in Windows Explorer?
Arrow What happens when you try to copy the files to the C: drive?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no

file does not exist
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

avextraxjp, it sounds like the problem is with the files on the CD. If you can't even browse the folder, then it would appear that there is some corruption on the CD.

The only other thing I can suggest is that you try the CD in a Windows XP system, see if that can read it. If so, then copy the files and rename to contain western characters only.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, thanks. It works
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent! I'm pleased it worked.

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