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File Names

Although with XcooBee you can use any UTF-8 character in the file name, the following file naming best practices help ensure maximum compatibility with other applications and other users.  Each user’s computer or receiving application may parse special characters differently. The following guidelines help you maximize compliance with DNS, web safe characters, XML parsers, and other APIs.

Safe Characters

The following character sets are generally safe for use in file names:

  • Alphanumeric characters [0-9a-zA-Z]
  • Special characters !, -, _, and .

The following are examples of valid file names:

  • 4dt-company
  • my.super_great_album-2015-summer.jpg
  • nothing!to see here.JPG
  • 99-luftballons.png

Overall File Naming Rules

XcooBee File Naming Rules allow files to use:

  • UTF-8 alphanumeric characters
  • special characters:  !, -, _, and .

Reserved Characters (cannot be used)

  • Control characters (0x00–0x1f and 0x80–0x9f)
  • Range (0xAA – 0xBE)
  • Reserved characters (/, ?, < , >, \, :, *, |, ‘, &, and “)
  • Unix reserved filenames (. and ..)
  • Trailing periods and spaces (for Windows)
  • Windows reserved filenames (CON, PRN, AUX, NUL, COM1, COM2, COM3, COM4, COM5, COM6, COM7, COM8, COM9, LPT1, LPT2, LPT3, LPT4, LPT5, LPT6, LPT7, LPT8, and LPT9)
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