You cannot read or copy a file that contains an asterisk character in the stream name in Windows Vista, in Windows Server 2008, in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2
You cannot read or copy a file that has a stream name that includes an asterisk character (*) on a computer that is running one of the following operating systems:
- Windows Vista
- Windows Server 2008
- Windows 7
- Windows Server 2008 R2
Note: The Windows implementation of the universal disc file system (UDFS) considers the asterisk character (*) as a wildcard character. However, the common practice in UDFS is to name a stream by using an asterisk character (*).
For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB2411000.