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Allow files that have special characters in the name to be uploaded

This makes it hard to convert users in our company.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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?

      • Darren commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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

      • Eric Haddan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I successfully uploaded a file to OD for business with both the # and % in the filename using the REST API.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Larry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        These file and folder naming restrictions are a fatal flaw. We will be sourcing another solution. #disappointed

      • David commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Vikram commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Angus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Does not work with underscore either. Nice to know it is "in the plans". But what and when?

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