Problem with Extended Search and non-ASCII characters in directories names

Jul 21, 2014

It seems to me that the Extended Directory Search feature does not work well with non-ASCII characters in directories pathnames.

Note: the line "FuzzyCD=2" is present in the TCMD.INI.


E:\>md aaaa\eeee\bbbb

E:\>cd bbbb

E:\aaaa\eeee\bbbb>                # OK, the Extended Directory Search works well.
E:\aaaa\eeee\bbbb>cd \

E:\>md aaaa\éééé\cccc

E:\>cd cccc

TCC: (Sys) Le chemin d’accès spécifié est introuvable.       # "The specified path was not found"

E:\>cd aaaa\éééé\cccc

E:\aaaa\éééé\cccc>                  # However, this directory exists

The problem exists with other non-ASCII characters too (à, ç, è, £, §, ...)

What can I do to fix this? Thank you.

Note: My E: drive is a NTFS partition.

Tests made with TCC 16.03.55 x64 and Windows 8.1 French Edition
Same results with TCC LE 13.06.77 x64.

Charles Dye

Super Moderator
Staff member
May 20, 2008
Albuquerque, NM
I have not tested this, but it might be worth a try:

rem Delete the old index file:
del "%localappdata\jpstree.idx"

rem Turn on Unicode:
option //unicodeoutput=yes

rem Recreate the search index:
cdd /s

rem Turn off Unicode:
option //unicodeoutput=no
Jul 21, 2014
E:\>del e:\4NT\jpstree.idx /q        # I have "TreePath=E:\4NT" in my TCMD.INI

E:\>option //unicodeoutput=yes

E:\>cdd /s
Indexation de C:\
Indexation de D:\
Indexation de E:\

E:\>option //unicodeoutput=no

E:\>md aaaa\éééé\bbbb

E:\>cd bbbb

E:\aaaa\éééé\bbbb>            # It works!

Thanks for your help, Charles.

Charles Dye

Super Moderator
Staff member
May 20, 2008
Albuquerque, NM
I've added a suggestion to the feedback forum that JPSTREE.IDX should always be created in Unicode. The days of 1.44-meg floppies are over; there's really no reason why the directory list should use OEM characters anymore.
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