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Chapter 7. Advanced File Management Techniques > Working with Long Filenames

Working with Long Filenames

Windows allows you to create names for files and folders using up to 255 characters. Legal filenames can contain spaces and most special characters, including periods, commas, semicolons, parentheses, brackets ([]), and dollar signs. However, you are not allowed to use the following characters when naming a file or folder:

: ' " \ / * ? |


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