Author Kevin.Norris
Recipients Kevin.Norris
Date 2014-08-29.13:17:07
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Run Python as an administrator:

    >>> import pathlib 
    >>> pth = pathlib.Path('//?/C:/foo.')
    >>> pth.mkdir()
    >>> pth.resolve().rmdir()
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
      File "C:\Python34\lib\", line 1141, in rmdir
      File "C:\Python34\lib\", line 323, in wrapped
        return strfunc(str(pathobj), *args)
    FileNotFoundError: [WinError 2] The system cannot find the file specified: 'C:\\foo.'
    >>> pth.rmdir()

You do not need to be an administrator so long as you can create a directory in the requested location, but the \\?\ prefix only works with absolute paths so it's easier to demonstrate in the root of the drive.
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