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Hmm.....

Why cant a file/folder name have a \ / : * ? " < or > in it?
just because. Microsoft knew you would need to and threw it in to get you mad.
Originally posted by SuperMarioSquig
Why cant a file/folder name have a \ / : * ? " < or > in it?

Maybe because those are used to mark new documents?
ex: I want to go to a folder names "forums" on smwcentral.
www.smwcentral.net/?forums = FAIL
www.smwcentral.net//forums = FAIL
C:/Owner//forums = FAIL
Or something.
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Because they are internal commands for your computer...

ex: / = go to subdirectory (folder)
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Is there any way to get around this? Not that I HAVE to, Im just curious.
No, not really.
unless you really want to fuck up your CPU.
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Yeah, one time I was playing Roller Coaster Tycoon and made a track name with a ? in it. Then I looked and I'm all like "What the heck happened to all of my track files?". Then I renamed it and it worked just fine.

Offtopic: 256th post... Isn't it ironic it was posted in a computing thread, because 256 is so relevant to computers?
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I think it's wierd because a mac lets you name your folders anything.
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