Content

Notification: Illegal characters

Problem

This problem indicates that there are files with names containing illegal characters. Different operating systems have different sets of characters that are legal for file names.

On Windows systems the following characters are not permitted as file name characters:

  • |
  • \
  • ?
  • *
  • <
  • :
  • >
  • /

On Linux systems the following characters are not permitted as file name characters:

  • /

On Apple systems the following characters are not permitted as file name characters:

  • /
  • :

Since the client may synchronize data to a number of devices, this may become an issue in the future if the folder is joined on a device where these characters are a problem.

Solution

When this notification appears in the client, you can select an new, unique name for the file and rename it.