escargot

name not valid

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I had this problem a few times now, when i'm saving (EXIT MENU- SAVE AS), I get a 'Name Not Valid' message, with remove (. , ! ?) when there arent any of those. 

 

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Yo, that should not be a problem and is expected behaviour, as the session name is also the filename on the sd-card FAT filesystem (which has certain limitations regarding allowed characters).

Many greets!

Peter

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well im only using big and small letters... is there more limitations?

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interesting. i was running into this issue on the last beta before the latest official release. i couldn't save as with even the letter "A". it would fail the name 'validation' step every time with that message. after i upgraded to the latest, i haven't been able to reproduce the problem.

try this, when you are trying to save as, select a letter and go to a new space for a new character, and then turn it's encoder one time (you'll see a weird little solid arrow character). now try and hit save with only that arrow char showing.

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Probably unrelated, but I'll mention it -- the other day I was trying to create a new file via MIOS Studio File Browser called "AOUT_TEST.NGC" and it wouldn't let me. But I could create a file called "AOUT.NGC" Apparently this SD card has some corrupt sectors on it (when used in a camera), so it might work better on a different SD?

:doubt:

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Andy: AOUT_TEST.NGC probably was rejected or had problems, because it does not fit the original FAT 8.3 naming convention (only 8 characters ahead of the "." separator).

While it might be possible to create files with extended lengths, different access methods (within MIOS Studio or the MIOS32 application) trying to open these files may fail, so it is probably best to stick to the original 8.3 restrictions.

Escargot: here, the 8.3 naming scheme is explained, there is also a list of not allowed characters: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8.3_filename

Many greets,

Peter

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Aha, might have been indeed! Thanks muchly for the insight.

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5 hours ago, Hawkeye said:

 

Escargot: here, the 8.3 naming scheme is explained, there is also a list of not allowed characters: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8.3_filename

Many greets,

Peter

thanks Peter, that looks like dark ages.... 

I will have a look why i couldn't save as 'PlasticM'

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5 hours ago, escargot said:

thanks Peter, that looks like dark ages.... 

I will have a look why i couldn't save as 'PlasticM'

Interesting, that should work! Could you try to use all uppercase letters? Can you check with which FAT-type your SD card was formatted? FAT16 filesystems should convert lowercase characters to uppercase (lowercase letters would be forbidden, but i don't know how MIOS handles this, this might cause the error). BUT: nowadays it is really difficult to create a FAT16 filesystem, so i am not convinced, that that is the problem...

Alternatively, just backup all data, then re-format the SD-Card with FAT32, restore data and try again...

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my SD card is FAT16, so reformatting to FAT32 is ok?

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by the way, making it uppercase works. 

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Hi, the observed behaviour makes sense, then. Do format with FAT32 and all should work as expected!

Many greets,
Peter

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Sorry to rescue this ancient topic but I'm also facing this exact issue from time to time, is anyone impacted by it yet?

Not really sure about my SD card, I'm pretty sure it was formatted under FAT32.

 

Thanks all!

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