Article ID: 119696, created on Jan 17, 2014, last review on May 10, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Plesk 11.0 for Windows


Migration fails with error:

    Unable to access file "C:/inetpub/vhosts/domain.tld\prn.txt" for compression, file doesn't exist or is currently in use

If I try to rename this file, I got other error:

    The specified device name is invalid


Windows does not allow to create files/folders with name CON, PRN, AUX, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, and LPT9. These keywords are used by Windows internally and are reserved Keywords. Please see for more information:


Try to rename this file from command. Example:

    rename \\?\C:\inetpub\vhosts\domain.tld\httpdocs\prn.txt text.txt

a914db3fdc7a53ddcfd1b2db8f5a1b9c 56797cefb1efc9130f7c48a7d1db0f0c 514af229ae32522202a910a2649c80fb 85a92ca67f2200d36506862eaa6ed6b8 bd7fc88cf1b01f097749ae6f87272128

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