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File Naming Conventions - Special Characters Not Allowed

Karla Marsh
WAFS and CDP

THE INFORMATION IN THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO:

  • WAFS/CDP (All Versions)

DISCUSSION

WAFS/CDP follows the standard Windows naming conventions, with a few exceptions (such as no support for Unicode characters).

For example:

  • You can name files using almost any character for a name, except for the following reserved characters: < > : " / \ | ? *
  • The maximum length for a path is 255 characters. This limitation includes the drive letter, colon, backslash, directories, subdirectories, filename, and extension.

For more information regarding file-naming conventions, refer to the Microsoft Windows Developer Network article Naming a File.

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