Misleading Messages…

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I just discovered this bug when creating a folder in Windows (all flavors after 2000) and it is surprising to see the error message getting displayed. Try creating a folder that begins with a . (example:    .NET Samples). If you examine the message, it is misleading: “You must type a file name”.

I know the real problem. The problem is that Windows thinks that I have typed a filename with no name but just the extension. But, I was infact trying to create a folder that begins with a dot (.).

But, when typing a < or > during folder creation, Windows displays this tooltip tooltip-may-24-2.jpg

and doesn’t even allow you to type a invalid character. Wondering, why didn’t they include this validation when a folder begins with a dot (.).

Btw, I was able to create a folder that begins with a dot (.) like .NET from MS-DOS Command prompt. This is still more confusing !!!

Anybody encountered this?

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