1.    15 Jun 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 172
    Windows 10 Pro

    Is it possible for a file to have no name?


    I used Shotcut to transcode a video to mp4 and didn't specify a name and it seemed to work but I thought files needed names.

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  2.    15 Jun 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 760
    Windows 7

    All files must have a name.
    The screenshot is virtually unreadable.
    Best to post screenshots on the forum.
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  3.    15 Jun 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,030
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    The problem has been discussed for older Windows editions e.g.
    [Solution] File Folder Names are not Visible in Windows Explorer - AskVG
    How to fix missing File How-tos

    You might try making file name extensions visible, and see if you can at least see those.
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    I'm not sure what would happen if somehow non-printing characters became incorporated- if that was at all possible.

    Seems odd that program allowed no filename to be specified.
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  4.    15 Jun 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 3,750
    10 Pro

    You can't have a file with no name at all but certainly you can have a file with nothing before the file type extension.

    For example if you enter echo nul > .avi in powershell you will end up with a file called .avi that looks like this in explorer... They have names - you just can't see them. You can show extensions as @dalchina says above.

    Or you can right click and rename them .
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  5.    15 Jun 2017 #5
    Join Date : Nov 2016
    Posts : 434
    Windows 10

    It does have a name, it's just that you can't see it. Non visible characters like a Space, and you don't have the File name Extensions visible.
    File Explorer > View > File name extensions, tick box.
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