White space at the end of an item breaks FreeCommander more than Windows Explorer

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White space at the end of an item breaks FreeCommander more than Windows Explorer

#1 Post by Forez » 06.06.2024, 11:06

If an item has a pause whitespace sign at its end then executing a right-click on it will not even show up the context menu. This does not happen in Windows Explorer [i.e. the shell menu does show up]

If however I will evoke the rename window for such item by using the

Tools > Settings... > View > File/folder list > Mouse shortcuts

ability, then both the Original Name and New Name boxes display such ending pause white-space, but trying to alter such name in apparently whatever way will result with an error pop-up saying
The system cannot find the path specified
And also Windows Explorer will also pop-up and say
could not find the item
Other interesting symptom is that it is impossible to delete such item and to copy / paste it using keyboard shortcuts CTRL+C / CTRL+V [both if FC and WE] while being able to copy it using the F5 feature in FreeCommander. But on that very operating system I do can rename such item and even add whatever number of white spaces at the end of it by using Everything for that purpose [https://www.voidtools.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15128]


I crated an archive containing such file and folder for test purposes: https://file.io/2fnCP4voEcbi. If you will indulge in testing, then I advise extracting it to some obscure / unimportant folder like

C:\Windows\Speech

so that in case its new content will become non-removable you will not be bothered by its presence. But it seems that extracting them makes their ending pause whitespace sign be replaced with

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character - so you most likely will have to use Everything [https://www.voidtools.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9787] in order to create such items yourself after switching in it to using

Tools > Options > Advanced > rename_trim > false

and then renaming some already existing item shown in the main window of Everything


I am using Build 907 64-bit Donor Portable & Build 900 32-bit Public Installed on Windows 10 Enterprise 20H2 x64 [10.0.19042]
Last edited by Forez on 06.06.2024, 18:18, edited 6 times in total.

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Re: Pause sign at the end of an item breaks FreeCommander more than Windows Explorer

#2 Post by Zorkoff » 06.06.2024, 15:30

If an item has a pause sign at its end
What kind of "item" are you talking about? Give an example!

What is a "pause" sign? Again, give an example!

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Re: Pause sign at the end of an item breaks FreeCommander more than Windows Explorer

#3 Post by Forez » 06.06.2024, 18:10

I meant ordinary white-space; the one you get by pressing the Spacebar key. I have just corrected my initial post

And what item you ask? Any item; examples of two are present in the archive I had already provided the link to

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