File and Folder Name Changes

We will automatically strip out characters considered to be invalid or problematic in particular services before uploading the file to improve the success rate and reduce the need for you to modify the file names yourself manually.

The following are the transformations we perform to file and folder names based on Connector:

Amazon S3

  • None.

Box

  • We remove \ and / from file and folder names.
  • Box rejects files with control characters in the folder or file name. We remove non-printable characters from file and folder names automatically. Read more about Control Characters in this Wikipedia article.
  • Box rejects files with leading or trailing whitespace. We remove any leading or trailing whitespace in a file or folder name automatically.

Dropbox & Dropbox Business

  • We trim trailing spaces from folder and file names.

Egnyte

  • Egnyte rejects file and folder names with the following characters, therefore we remove them automatically before uploading: < > : " | \ ? *.
    • "Eric's file <awesome?>*awesome*\" -> Eric's file awesomeawesome
  • Egnyte rejects files with control characters in the folder or file name. We remove non-printable characters from file and folder names automatically. Read more about Control Characters in this Wikipedia article.
  • Egnyte rejects files with leading or trailing whitespace. We remove any leading or trailing whitespace in a file or folder name automatically.
  • Egnyte rejects files that end with . therefore we remove those characters before upload.

FTP & SFTP

  • None.

Google Cloud Storage

  • None.

Google Drive & Google Drive for Work

  • None.

MySQL

  • None.

OneDrive & OneDrive for Business

  • OneDrive rejects file and folder names with the following characters, therefore we remove them automatically before uploading: < > : | / \ ? * # %.
    • "/Eric's file <awesome?>|*awesome*\" -> "Eric's file awesomeawesome"
  • OneDrive rejects files with leading or trailing whitespace. We trim whitespace before uploading.
  • OneDrive rejects files with one or more trailing periods . (e.g. Ellipses are cool...). We remove them automatically.
  • OneDrive rejects files with one or more leading periods . (e.g. ...out of context quote.txt). We remove them automatically.
    • File name that is a sentence. -> File name that is a sentence
  • OneDrive does not allow files that end with the following characters. We replace the characters with _ to allow the files to be transferred. For example, Important document_files" **->**Important document_`
    • .files
    • _files
    • -dateien
    • _fichiers
    • _bestanden
    • _file
    • _archivos
    • -filer
    • _tiedostot
    • _pliki
    • _soubory
    • _elemei
    • _arquivos
    • _dosyalar
    • _datoteke
    • _fitxers
    • _fails
    • _bylos
    • _fajlovi
    • _fitxategiak

Put.io

  • None.

Rackspace

  • None.

SharePoint 2010

  • SharePoint servers do not allow files or folders with the following characters: ~ " # % & * : < > ? / \ { | }. We remove those characters automatically.
  • We trim trailing spaces from file and folder names.
  • SharePoint does not like the combination of a space and a period at the beginning or end of a file or folder name. We will trim off . automatically.

SugarSync

  • SugarSync rejects files with the following characters, \ " < > | * ? therefore we remove them automatically.
  • We will remove any trailing periods from folder names.
  • We will upload any folders named AUX as AUX_.

WebDAV

  • WebDAV servers do not support file and folder names with trailing spaces. We remove them automatically.

Yandex

  • We remove any trailing spaces from file and folder names.