Restore of data to Windows that has a folder name ending with a "." ( dot / period ) will be successful but Windows can not access it. Windows Error "File location refers location that unavailable."

Restore of data to Windows that has a folder name ending with a "." ( dot / period ) will be successful but Windows can not access it. Windows Error "File location refers location that unavailable."

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Problem

Restore of data to Windows that has a folder name ending with a "." ( dot / period ) will be successful but Windows can not access it. Windows Error "File location refers location that unavailable."

Error Message

Windows Error
"File location refers location that unavailable."

Cause

Windows does not support Folder names ending with a "." ( dot / period )
 
Mac does allow this folder name.
 

Solution

Remove the "." from the folder names.
 
Workaround for data in backups, restore the only the child objects of the "." folder.
 

 

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