Bug 24868 - Cannot build when user home folder has non-english chars in name
Summary: Cannot build when user home folder has non-english chars in name
Alias: None
Product: Visual Studio Extensions
Classification: Xamarin
Component: General ()
Version: 4.0.0 (C6)
Hardware: PC Windows
: Normal normal
Target Milestone: 15.4
Assignee: Bugzilla
: 39962 ()
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-11-26 15:14 UTC by J.C.Ködel
Modified: 2017-07-28 10:13 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description J.C.Ködel 2014-11-26 15:14:39 UTC
My Windows user name is JúlioCésar, hence, my home folder is located at c:\users\júliocésar, but Xamarin doesn't seems to understand non-english chars in file names:

Show Details	Severity	Code	Description	Project	File	Line
	Error		Unexpected error - Please file a bug report at http://bugzilla.xamarin.com. Reason: System.UnauthorizedAccessException: Access to the path "c:\users\j├║lioc├®sar" is denied.	App1.Droid		

Instead of ú, it tries to find ├║
Instead of é, it tries to find ├®
Comment 1 asimk 2014-12-08 08:06:37 UTC
I have checked it at my end and I am also observing same Issue.

Checked with builds:
VS 2013
XVS 3.8.150

Build Output: https://gist.github.com/saurabh360/5992d8ee67ee7fa3d6e7
VS Trace log: https://gist.github.com/saurabh360/99e8dd4d0548177e5442
Comment 2 Jon Goldberger [MSFT] 2015-03-06 14:07:24 UTC
Possibly related bug: #27735
Comment 3 Matt Ward 2016-07-08 10:41:20 UTC
*** Bug 39962 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Juan Marcelo Tondato 2017-06-27 12:49:17 UTC
I can not reproduce the bug with 15.4 version.

I'm resolving it tentatively as Fixed.

That said, if you're still facing this issue with current bits, please feel
free to reopen the bug.