Windows Naming ConventionsTo ensure your files and folders sync correctly on other operating systems, try to follow these guidelines:
Incompatible characters with WindowsWhen naming your files, avoid characters incompatible with the Windows file system:
- / (forward slash)
- \ (backslash)
- < (less than)
- > (greater than)
- : (colon)
- " (double quote)
- | (vertical bar or pipe)
- ? (question mark)
- * (asterisk)
- . (period) or a space at the end of a file or folder name
Max character lengthWindows only allows file and folder names of 260 characters or less but permit a maximum total path length of 32,767 characters which will be supported by AllSync. Please note that the Windows Explorer only support a maximum total path length of 260 characters.
Case conflictsMost Linux installations allow you to have two files or folders with the same name but different capitalization. However, by default, Windows won't differentiate file or folder names by case. Therefore, if AllSync comes across linux directories named "DATA FOLDER" and "data folder", it will create only one folder with this name at the Windows computer but it will sync the content of both linux folders with the content of the single folder at the Windows computer.
For more information about the Windows naming conventions visit Microsoft.