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Special characters when copying using Explorer View

  Asked By: Tracey    Date: Feb 10    Category: MOSS    Views: 1016

I know that the & and the # characters are problematic when they are in the file
names when trying to load in to MOSS Libraries using the Explorer view. Does
anyone know of a way to get around this? I have a high level exec that is
trying to upload 500mb of files to his Team Site and there are plenty of places
where these files are named as such.

Further, are there other special characters that I need to be aware of? These
are the only two that I've found to be problematic.

Quick responses appreciated.



4 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Kalpana Ghatge     Answered On: Feb 10

A file name cannot contain any of the following characters: \ / : * ? "
< > | # { } % ~ &

Answer #2    Answered By: Bobbie Rodgers     Answered On: Feb 10

I don't think that there's any way around this limitation. I think
that your best bet would be to write (or download) a quick  VB app
that goes through a directory containing all of the files, replacing
the offending characters. Then you could bulk upload  the newly-named
files. I'm thinking that you could use something like this:

Answer #3    Answered By: Bhumi Gokhale     Answered On: Feb 10

Course, you could probably write it in C# too.

Answer #4    Answered By: Davon Henson     Answered On: Feb 10

Another thing to remember (I did the same thing for a group in our
company) the limit for fileneme lengths and the total URL length.

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