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Space name can end in '.' and break CIFS

Question asked by hikenboots on Jul 25, 2006
Latest reply on Jul 25, 2006 by hikenboots
If one tries to create a folder in Windows Explorer which ends in "." ( like "company inc." for example) then Windows will truncate the "." for compatibility.

The same happens if you create a space in Alfresco via CIFS, predictably.

You can, however, create a space name in the web client with a trailing "." and when you try to access it via CIFS, you get the Windows error: "…refers to a location that is unavailable…yada yada"

I hit this today working at a law firm that set up a space name ending in "Inc."  Seems like the trailing punctuation needs to be validated for CIFS compatibility.

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