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How to force Windows to rename a file with a special character?

How to force Windows to rename a file with a special character?

I have a song that Windows can't play because there is a question mark in the name of the file.

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Guest [Entry]

Grab a linux live-cd and use that.
Guest [Entry]

"Have you tried using the short filenames version of its name? Eg

ren whereh~1.ogg where.ogg

If it's the only file in the current folder that starts with the first few letters, then use the first 6 letters of the name (ignoring spaces) followed by a tilde (~) then a 1."
Guest [Entry]

chkdsk will sometimes fix invalid file names. You will get a message about removing the file because all the file names are invalid, and then recovering a lost file. You can then find the file in C:\found.000\file0000.chk. This is an effective way to remove the problem files, but not the best way if you want to keep them.
chkdsk will sometimes fix invalid file names. You will get a message about removing the file because all the file names are invalid, and then recovering a lost file. You can then find the file in C:\found.000\file0000.chk. This is an effective way to remove the problem files, but not the best way if you want to keep them.
Guest [Entry]

The way i deleted the stubborn file was by opening 7zip, finding the file and renaming the file through 7zip. Mine was a song which had a space at the end of the file.
Guest [Entry]

"Use Recuva. It is primarily intended for recovering deleted files but it also has an option for including non-deleted files in its scan.

After launching Recuva, refuse the wizard and select the right disk. Then go to Options, find and check the option ""scan for non-deleted files"" and launch the scan. After a while, it will show all the files on the disk (whether deleted or not). Find your files with invalid names (the names are already fixed in the view), select them, right click and save (""recover"") somewhere.

I have just done it (on Windows XP)."