Everything corrupted video file after I tried to rename it

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JTCGiants56
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Everything corrupted video file after I tried to rename it

Postby JTCGiants56 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:08 pm

I tried to rename a video file while in everything. I just tried to put a ":" in the name. I now realize that that's not a valid character for windows files. But what's odd is how everything reacted to me doing this. It moved the movie file from my external drive to the everything install directory. I tried to run the movie from there and my video player said it was corrupted. I then went and checked the properties and it said the Size was 0 bytes, but the size on disk was 2.29gb (the correct size). I moved the file back to its original location, but the file was still corrupt.

Has anyone heard of everything doing this before? Is this intended behavior?

therube
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Re: Everything corrupted video file after I tried to rename it

Postby therube » Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:47 am

F2 (Rename) oddity with colon (:) in filename

What version of Everything are you using?
I can't seem to be able to duplicate my earlier issue with current Everything?

From what I can see, currently (.877), when using a LETTER:\ (a letter, followed by a colon, followed by a backslash, like Z:\), Everything will move a file to drive:/path/filename - so long as drive (Z:\) exists.

If drive: does not exist, then no change is effected (AFAICT).

therube
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Re: Everything corrupted video file after I tried to rename it

Postby therube » Thu Nov 23, 2017 1:05 am

Maybe sort your files by file size (figuring that a file of 2.9 GB might be somewhat out of the ordinary) & see if something (meaningful) doesn't turn up somewhere, with some filename, maybe with or without extension?

Disable all "filtering" in Everything, to make sure you don't miss anything.

JTCGiants56
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Re: Everything corrupted video file after I tried to rename it

Postby JTCGiants56 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:10 am

I'm on .877 as well. I can only find a file with this file size in the everything directory.

I just did another little test and named a file test.txt on my desktop. I then went into everything and tried to name it "test:.txt". It gave me the attached message. Hitting yes creates a empty folder named "test" in the everything install dir. It does leave the "test.txt" alone and intact on my desktop though.

Seems when adding a colon to a name it tries to add something to the everything install dir every time. But it's not consistant what it adds there.
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void
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Re: Everything corrupted video file after I tried to rename it

Postby void » Fri Nov 24, 2017 6:33 am

I've added ':' to the list of invalid filename characters in Everything 888.

I have on my TODO list to show a balloon notification when the user types an invalid filename character.
For now, Everything will simply ignore invalid filename characters.

JTCGiants56
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Re: Everything corrupted video file after I tried to rename it

Postby JTCGiants56 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:52 pm

void wrote:I've added ':' to the list of invalid filename characters in Everything 888.

I have on my TODO list to show a balloon notification when the user types an invalid filename character.
For now, Everything will simply ignore invalid filename characters.


Sounds goods. Thanks for your work on everything.


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