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When using Win32::COM I subsequently use the OS COM facilities, hence I bypass any Wide APIs, call the Scripting.FileSystemObject and access the filesystem in UTF

No. You don't bypass the Wide APIs, you wrap them using a ridiculously large stack of other APIs. After uselessly burning a lot of CPU cycles, the Scripting.FileSystemObject finally ends calling the Wide APIs.

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In reply to Re^3: Directory operations and Unicode by afoken
in thread Directory operations and Unicode by nikosv

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