Allow files that have special characters in the name to be uploaded
This makes it hard to convert users in our company.
You can now use # and % in file and folder names on OneDrive for Business and SharePoint! Learn how to enable this in your tenant and more here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/SharePoint-Blog/New-support-for-and-in-SharePoint-Online-and-OneDrive-for/ba-p/60357 . Thanks!
Declan Barry commented
All the schools in Northern Ireland have been give Onedrive accounts but a lot of pupils and staff are complaining about documents not transferring over. I've worked out that it is down to the filenames having 'special' characters such as the # symbol in the filename plus others that have accents.
Is there a likelihood that 'special' characters will be allowed?
Jeremy Kinder commented
When will the # and % be rolling out?
When saving my files as... my "," are being replaced with "^" and "^J". I have to manually fix them when saving every document. Very time consuming. Help?
and "_files" at end of folder name. if you save a web page that generates associated files in a folder with _files then onedrive for business does not like it.
Jessica DelMonte commented
I use VS too!
Can you allow for file types of name #, %, etc?
I cannot rename some of these files as they are used by Visual Studio. It would be very helpful. A way around would be to upload files with names like CSharp, rather than the actual thing called C#, if it is a server problem, and then convert on the down.
Sami Safadi commented
Would love to sign for office 365 and switch from Dropbox to onedrive. However I can't do it as all my files with special characters can't get uploaded. It is a major issue and if Microsoft wants to expand with mac users, they have to fix this issue. Special characters are being accepted by any other cloud service, Dropbox, google drive etc... I don't understand why it is an issue with onedrive
same issue. Huge problem.
Wright sanches commented
Long Path tool is a great tool for fixing problem.
stepan raisa commented
“Long Path Tool” is very helpful for this error !
best solution for your problem.
Eric Haddan commented
I successfully uploaded a file to OD for business with both the # and % in the filename using the REST API.
Mil Wallen commented
How long before they will be available?
it seems MS is not interested providing further update and improvement for OD for business.
They should at least acknoledge and notify end user , instead of giving a flase hope.
These file and folder naming restrictions are a fatal flaw. We will be sourcing another solution. #disappointed
I second this. This is screwing up my academic progress as my school uses Jacobi and anytime a # or other special character is in the name the file can't be downloaded at all and students have to resubmit. Big pain.
Gonzalo TB commented
It's not only certain symbols that don't work. I'm also having problems with ñ, á, ä, etc. It's duplicating those files and renaming them, e.g. a~no instead of año, etc.
Brad Smith commented
Not to mention you can't sync ASPX files... completely useless!
I have 1TB of space I can't use and I am desperately trying to migrate from Dropbox to OneDrive as I am running out of space.
However when I am trying to transfer files across in bulk, it doesn't work as OneDrive for business keeps saying my files have invalids symbols. This is rediuclous.
Please could you let me know when this is being addressed. At the moment I feel like I am wasting my money on OneDrive.
P. Ip commented
Does anyone know what exactly is "in the plans"? Of all the invalid characters \ / : * ? " < > | # %, # and % must be allowed as those characters are allowed under Windows in folder names or filenames and will make migration from Windows file shares impossible without them.