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!
Funnily enough, Dropbox doesn't have these limitations... Just sayin'...
As a multi-platform user, this is extremely disturbing. I am user of a Mac OSX, Windows 7 and Android OS's and I synchronize files between the first two. So, because in Mac I use HFS+, I get very often a message from the OneDrive app telling to me that a high number of files have invalid characters.
I can change some of them, but other are impossible to change without making them unusable. Files like the ones that Logic Pro creates inside the project folder that if you change the name you corrupt the project.
I would appreciate any change in this regard.
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Agree with this. OneDrive Business needs to allow for # and %. How are we supposed to promote a business application still hampered with these restrictions? These characters are NOT restricted in Windows, so we have a lot of users who have added these characters to file folder structure over the years. It would be a nightmare to move them to OneDrive Business with these limitations still in place. Hoping you can resolve this, especially since these restrictions are not there with OneDrive Personal.
Please allow # and % in file names on OneDrive.
Nice that you don't support your own applications. Visual studio creates multiple folders 'Visual C#' that are not synced because of the # symbol.
Bill the Nerd commented
Even a dialog box that list the files with bad names, and let you rename them easily individually or in bulk, or even renamed them automatically for you would be a massive improvement
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Glenn Barker commented
Agreed. I still run into issues with # and %. Since we have a lot of financial documents, you can imagine how often both of those pop up.
Rob Franco [MSFT] commented
Hi Boian, we are progressively removing these character restrictions. We announced the beginning of the process in the summer of 2013 and the multiple dots restriction was lifted earlier this summer. Are you still seeing restrictions on files with multiple dots?
Boian Soloviov commented
Astinishingly quiet for such a serious issue here. NTFS special characters were not enough, then come the HTTP limitation set. But even this is not enough, on top of that even multiple dots are forbidden. Try to save Ellipses...docx or Invoice from Company Inc..pdf and see what happens.