Err Msg: A File Name Cannot Contain Any of the Following...

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When you try to rename a file, you may receive the following error message:
A file name cannot contain any of the following characters: \/:8?:<>
This issue can occur if the new file name is longer than 230 characters.
To work around this issue, use a file name that is shorter than 230 characters.
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Note that this error message can also occur when you rename a folder on the Start menu.

Article ID: 232795 - Last Review: 06/19/2014 05:48:00 - Revision: 4.0

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