[python-win32] os.stat() : files without "date modified" : OSError: [errno 22] Invalid Argument

Tim Roberts timr at probo.com
Tue Oct 12 19:30:44 CEST 2010


 Robert wrote:
> on a users machine there are files which show no time stamp in 
> "date modified" in Windows Explorer.
> Right on such files os.stat() crashes with "OSError: [errno 22] 
> Invalid Argument".
>
> how can such files exist? and how to create such files 
> programmatically for a test?
> what is the underlying cause for the crash?

Can you give us a specific example?  Some Windows viruses install a file
system filter to render some files inaccessible, and it's possible to
set file permissions so that you don't have the right to look at that
kind of information.

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Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.



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