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    The Directory name is invalid!

    So recently I've been uploading my physical DVD's to my system to keep as backup and to watch here and there. In doing so I can access some of them, but others it says 'The directory name is invalid." They are all in the same directory (F:/Movies) and each is named the same (Name (year).)

    I can however view these movies using XBMC, I just cant view, edit, move, rename or copy these from file explorer.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance

    Here is an example


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    If they are commercial DVDs, they may have DRM protection to make them impossible to play on anything that doesn't support DRM..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Calimanco View Post
    If they are commercial DVDs, they may have DRM protection to make them impossible to play on anything that doesn't support DRM..
    Thanks for the reply.

    I can open and play them using XBMC software, I just cant through file explorer.

    Also I cant delete or move it from file explorer, which wouldn't have anything to do with DRM protection. Would it?

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    In the screenshot of the error dialog it looks like the film's folder name has a space before and after it, i.e. F:\Movies\ Mean Girls (2004) \Mean Girls (2004).mkv.

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    Try removing the parenthesis and see what happens.
    Also, try using underscores or hyphens instead of spaces.
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    Just curious: Is this drive by any chance a FAT32 drive? Your movie has a size over 4GB and FAT32 cannot access files this huge. Try copying small movies to F: and see if they can be accessed.
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    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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