Windows 10: The Directory Name is Invalid - Macrium

Discus and support The Directory Name is Invalid - Macrium in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; [img] Anybody else seeing this old issue from v4 and v5 in v7.2.4524 and higher mounted images browsed on different 1909 PC's when attempting to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by Farvatten, Dec 3, 2019.

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    Anybody else seeing this old issue from v4 and v5 in v7.2.4524 and higher mounted images browsed on different 1909 PC's when attempting to open the file?

    Macrium Support Forum - The Directory Name is Invalid
    o Images have been verified
    o Enable access to restricted folders is checked
    o Files have full access to SYSTEM, ADMINISTRATORS and USER on both systems

    o Directory tree can be browsed just can't open any files under /users/<USERNAME.>
    o Files can be opened if mounted on the PC for which the image was created
    o This started with images of a clean install of 1909 and using v7.2.4524 and v7.2.4539
    o Prior 1903 v7.2.4473 images still browse fine.

    o As the link states you can copy the problem files to the desktop and they'll open
    o Or if you use an alternative utility to Windows Explorer.
    o Noticed this is only with Laptop Images when viewed on a clean 1909 installed Desktop
    o New Desktop images browse fine on the Laptop.

    :)
     
    Farvatten, Dec 3, 2019
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    Hi David,

    Since you have rebuilt your computer, it may have made some changes or installed some updates that might be causing the error message "G: \The directory name is invalid". However, let's check if there is a device that you can remove in Safely Remove Hardware
    utility. Follow these steps to access the utility:

    • Press the Windows icon + R on your keyboard.
    • Copy and paste this 'RunDll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL hotplug.dll".
    • Remove any device that you'll see in the utility.
    • Restart your computer, then observe if the issue will occur again.

    We're looking forward to your feedback.
     
    Carlos Tin, Dec 3, 2019
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    OK, here's my situation. I have a Western Digital (WD) My Passport Ultra external USB hard drive. I use this as a media drive on my WD TV Live Plus media player. For some unknown reason, the media player will sometimes corrupt files on the My Passport drive. The net effect is that a file is somehow changed into a directory.

    The problem is when I attempted to delete/remove the corrupted file/directory, I receive a 'The directory name is invalid.' error.

    I've tried the following:

    • Run chkdsk /f; no errors found.
    • Run WD Drive Utilities diagnostics; no errors found.
    • Checked dir /x looking for an 8.3 filename; no luck.
    • Taken ownership of the directory; no luck.
    • Tried a few file unlocker utilities; no luck (not reported as locked and delete fails).
    • Even tried an NTFS disk editor; no luck.
    I've spent the last three hours googling a solution. Nothing!

    Anyone else ever encountered something similar and found a solution?
     
    claytoncarney, Dec 3, 2019
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    directory name invalid - pop up box

    Please help - keep getting a pop up box stating - directory name invalid - G drive ? I don't have a G drive ? Suggestions please
     
    MaddisonBeattie, Dec 3, 2019
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