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Problem with Wireshark 2.2.0 (v2.2.0-0-g5368c50 from master-2.2) on Windows 7, 64-bits

When started Wireshark by clicking on file I got an error message: The file "xxx.pcap" doesn't exist

Then I was transferred to the File open menu. From that menu the file was opened correctly.

asked 21 Sep '16, 04:41

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Christer G
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(I assume you mean you're clicking on a file in Windows explorer?)

It works fine for me.

By chance are there any non-ASCII characters in the file or path name? (If you're not sure then just cut-n-paste the full path name here.)

(21 Sep '16, 06:17) JeffMorriss ♦

One of the file names is Melsec_691_MsgId_1.pcap Another is 20130321.pcap With another extension 20130930.pcapng

(21 Sep '16, 06:28) Christer G

The "clicking" is, as you presumed, in Windows Explorer. The folders have an underscore in their name.

(21 Sep '16, 06:32) Christer G

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(21 Sep '16, 06:39) grahamb ♦

And there's nothing in full path (probably including your user name) that's not ASCII? (Just checking...)

(21 Sep '16, 07:48) JeffMorriss ♦

Yes there were. Thanks for the help.

(21 Sep '16, 09:28) Christer G
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Can you try one of the 2.2.1 automated builds? There was a regression in 2.2.0 which kept Wireshark from handling multibyte characters correctly on the command line (which includes files opened from Windows Explorer). It will be fixed in 2.2.1.

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answered 21 Sep '16, 13:44

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I observed exactly the same symptoms. In the file path I had these non-ASCII characters: "á" and "í". A new build of 2.2.1 (Wireshark-win64-2.2.1rc0-48-g85abe17.exe) as suggested by Gerald Combs resolved the problem.

(25 Sep '16, 15:42) pabouk

OK, based on the comments (thanks for the responses) it looks like there's a problem if the full path of the opened-from-the-OS-file-browser file includes non-ASCII characters. This could be lumped into bug 1827 but it's probably/hopefully simpler than that never-ending bug.

I'd suggest opening a separate bug report for this particular case.

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answered 21 Sep '16, 10:48

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