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[FIXED] Using certain characters (such as colon) in save names creates bad files

Discussion in 'Civ5 - Bug Reports' started by Xentropy, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Xentropy

    Xentropy Chieftain

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    Some characters (such as the question mark) are simply disallowed (save becomes grayed out when one is present), and that is NOT a bug but a limitation of the file system.

    However, some characters do NOT gray out save and try to create the file. You end up with a size 0 file that cannot be deleted. The colon character is the one that caused this issue for me.
     
  2. ainwood

    ainwood Consultant. Administrator

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    Confirmed - thanks.

    You can delete it through windows explorer.
     
  3. Xentropy

    Xentropy Chieftain

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    Hopefully chkdsk /f works, since I'm even unable to delete this file from Windows Explorer, actually. I get the following:
     

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