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Citrix PVS - Encountered an improper argument

While reverse imaging a vDisk it errors with "Encountered an improper argument"

While trying to reverse image a vDisk, the conversion from volume (C:\) to volume (G:\), failed halfway through with the error, "Encountered an improper argument"

You see the error when you open the XenConvert Log. You can locate the XenConvert log in:
C:\Program Files\Citrix\XenConvert\XenConvert.txt So what does this error mean? It means that XenConvert does not like one (or more) of your directory names or naming convention. Chances are, you have a directories that are two long. To see which directories have issues, you can use an application called "Long File Path Lister" application is very easy to use. Just download it and click the "Search" button.

Below, you can see that I have an issue with:
C:\Program Files (x86)\SAP BusinessObjects\InstallData\InstallCache\

So what now? You can exclude …