OurFiles: Macintosh File Name Restrictions

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Because the server holding the files is not a Macintosh server some characters are not allowed in file and folder names. These include the following:

  • < (less than)
  • > (greater than)
  • : (colon)
  • " (double quote)
  • / (forward slash)
  • \ (backslash)
  • | (vertical bar or pipe)
  • ? (question mark)
  • * (asterisk)

If you have file or folder names with these characters, they will appear when accessed from a Macintosh computer but, when accessed from a computer running another operating system, these characters will be replaced with periods.


Article ID: 64872
Tue 10/9/18 12:26 PM
Mon 11/11/19 3:00 PM