My computer name is ALT+0160, the no-break space. This is a reinstall, so Windows named my profile directory "Administrator. " The Firefox profile data is thus located at "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator. \Application Data\Firefox" However, my Firefox cache is located under "C:\Documents and Settings\ADMINISTRATOR.Â \APPLICATION DATA\Firefox" instead. The Â looks like some artifact of bad Unicode conversion.
What's your default system locale? Log-on as a user with the admin. privilige (or you can run 'region and language setting' as that user by clicking it with the right-mouse button and choosing 'run as') and select 'Advanced tab'. See what's the value for 'Lanugage for non-unicode programs'.
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Are any other files besides the "Cache" directory and its contents located under "C:\Documents and Settings\ADMINISTRATOR.Â \APPLICATION DATA\Firefox"? Are the rest of Firefox's profile files located under "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator. \Application Data\Firefox"?
U+00A0 (NBSP) in UTF-8 is '0xc2 0xa0' which represents 'Latin Capital letter A with circumflex' followed by 'NBSP' when interpreted as Windows-1252(or ISO-8859-1). So, somewhere UTF16 to UTF8 conversion is used where UTF16 to Windows-1252 (the native system encoding) should be used.
Yes, all of the other profile files are there, and I just realized that the files in my non Â directory haven't been updated in a month... I guess this means the problem is somewhere higher up than the cache. I'll backup my profile and wipe everything to see if it still happens.
Adding some people to CC. Do you have a similar problem with a non-ASCII user name or a non-ASCII machine name? > This is a reinstall, so Windows named my profile directory > "Administrator.<nbsp>" (I'm using '<nbsp>' in place of an actual NBSP) Does Windows always name the profile directory 'username' followed by '.' and the machine name if 'C:\Documents and Settings\username' already exists?
I cannot reproduce with Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7) Gecko/20040728 Firefox/0.9.1+ I tested user name is 'Administrator.テスト'. Aaron: What do you use the version of firefox?
Bug 84384 is related. Prog.
(In reply to comment #8) > Bug 84384 is related. No, it's not. Note that U+00A0 is covered by the repoter's locale encoding (Windows-1252). Can anybody answer my question (the bottom half) in comment #6?
(In reply to comment #6) > Does Windows always name the profile directory 'username' followed by '.' and > the machine name if 'C:\Documents and Settings\username' already exists? rs, do you know any reason why it wouldn't?
iirc and it has been awhile Windows will append machine or domain name for a domain account to the name if it exists already locally along with three digits starting with 000.
This bug is filed in a bugzilla component related to pre-Firefox code which no longer exists. I believe it is no longer relevant and I am therefore closing it INCOMPLETE. If you believe that this bug is still valid and needs to be fixed, please reopen it and move it to the Toolkit:Startup and Profile System product/component.