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Postby 50 cents on Mon Jul 07, 2003 6:15 pm

A File Connot Contain Any Of The Following Characters \ / : * ? " < > |

My Question Is....
Is There A Way To Disable This?
If So I Am Running Windows XP Pro.
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Postby tazdevl on Mon Jul 07, 2003 7:14 pm

No. Limitation of the file system.
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Postby 50 cents on Tue Jul 08, 2003 10:22 am

No. Limitation of the file system.


What do you mean "Limitation of the file system"??
so your telling me that there is no way to change this?
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Postby CDRecorder on Wed Jul 09, 2003 2:53 pm

Nope, I don't think there's any way to change it. What tazdevl meant was that the file system (the way Windows keeps track of files) wasn't made to handle filenames containing those characters.
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Postby David on Wed Jul 09, 2003 8:07 pm

You can not use those characters but you can use ones which your keyboard dosn't have keys for.

Such as ± º ¿ ¬ ¼ « » § æ ç
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Postby dhc014 on Wed Jul 09, 2003 8:29 pm

It might have something to do with DOS commands.
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Postby 50 cents on Mon Jul 28, 2003 11:10 pm

what do you mean DOS Commands. is there a way to disable it through there?
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Postby aviationwiz on Mon Jul 28, 2003 11:45 pm

There is no way whatsoever to disable it.
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Postby 50 cents on Tue Jul 29, 2003 7:26 am

and can you tell me why is that?
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Postby aviationwiz on Tue Jul 29, 2003 10:50 am

As is said above, it is a limitation of the file system.

If you want to name files and folders like that, try Linux, that should be able to do it.
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Postby 50 cents on Sat Aug 02, 2003 8:50 pm

its a limitation on the file system? you mean NTFS & Fat32
what does linux have that windows xp doesn't?
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Re: Windows renaming help

Postby Inertia on Sat Aug 02, 2003 11:21 pm

50 cents wrote:A File Connot Contain Any Of The Following Characters \ / : * ? " < > |

My Question Is....
Is There A Way To Disable This?


These characters are excluded from Windows operating systems by design. The characters are all used in DOS commands, switches, and wildcards, etc.. Since DOS windows are addressable from Windows, these characters are purposely excluded so that there are no accidents or confusing incidents caused by improper use of DOS operations.

There is no option to disable this exclusion, as it is a safety feauture of the Windows operating systems.
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Postby kaikow on Fri Aug 08, 2003 8:35 pm

A file system determines the set of characters allowed.
No way to change.

It's been that way with ALL computers since computers were first used.

Some file systems allow more characters than others, but you are forced to live with the restrictions of whichever file system you are using.

Unless you use a different file system, there's
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