Windows 10: "dir" output file list encoding is wrong

Discus and support "dir" output file list encoding is wrong in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I inherited some 20,000 .jpg files which wound their way from a French language version Windows 10 to Picasa, and then downloaded several times into... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by ineuw, Dec 29, 2020.

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    "dir" output file list encoding is wrong


    I inherited some 20,000 .jpg files which wound their way from a French language version Windows 10 to Picasa, and then downloaded several times into different folders which created several copies of the same images. (A total of 196 sub folders, but the contents and folder names are not always identical.)

    I wanted to "xcopy" the contents of the sub-folders into a single folder and overwrite the duplicates.

    When I created a directory list of the folders Code:
    the encoding changed and I cannot use this output to create a batch file. The dirlist.txt file is definitely UTF-8, but what it displays is:

    Code:
    :)
     
    ineuw, Dec 29, 2020
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