Double-click on files with special characters in filepath don't open (Windows)

• Apr 16, 2019 - 15:38

When I double-click on a mscz file, and if one of its parent directory have a special character (like ♫), I'm getting this error (and the file don't open):
Can not read file E: \? Test \ Test.mscz:
The file name, repertory or volume syntax is incorrect.

OS: Windows 10 (10.0), Arch.: x86_64, MuseScore version (64-bit):, revision: 58dd23d

However, I'm able to open the file by draging it on MuseScore, without any issues.
And saving it doesn't cause any issues either.



Thanks for your replys.
Right, but it's not always because of the filename.
It also happen if a parent directory name have special characters. And you don't have always the ability to rename a parent directory (e.g.: Intranet/Google Drive/Dropbox... shares, read-only on parent dirs, etc.)

This isn't a blocking issue since there is workarounds, but this is still a bug that have impact on user experience.
Also, I'm not experiencing this issue on other apps I have to use in this working dir, but only MuseScore.

In reply to by emagnier

Can you put a txt file in this folder having exotic parent directory, and validate that double click the txt file opens it correctly in wathever editor you have associated with txt (notepad if you have never installed anything else)?
If yes then indeed it is a MuseScore (potentially Qt) bug, if not then even with the best will in the world MuseScore developpers won't be able to debug Windows internals ;-)

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