1278 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Apr 7, 2008 2:15 PM by Kappy
You can use a freeware utility like Renamer4Mac or BatchRename'em both of which have built-in filters that will rename files for Windows compatibility. You cannot use any special characters that the Windows' filesystems don't accept such as "/\*?|&!@^" for example. If the filesystem is FAT rather than NTFS then filenames are limited to 31 characters.
If you are simply archiving files on the server, then you can make life easier by zipping them before copying them to the server.
You can use a freeware utility like Renamer4Mac or BatchRename'em both of which have built-in filters that will rename files for Windows compatibility.
Thank you... This sounded to me like it would fix the problem, so I downloaded both and looked at them. However, the manual/help file is very sparse, so I don't know if it will do what I want to and how it would do it.
1. I couldn't find any option in either program to: Look at all files in selected folder, and list any invalid file names for Windows.
2. There doesn't seem to be an option to "rename files without bad Windows characters" or "Remove invalid for Windows characters"
I just couldn't find any explanation of how it was offering to rename the files. I can't rename all files to sequential names, that would make it hard to find a file later.