Files and folders cannot be named '.' or '..', nor can they contain any of the following characters:

You cannot name files and folders either '.' or '..'. For example, a file name such as ..sql is incorrect. Also, files and folders cannot contain the following characters:

  • Pound (#).

  • Percent (%).

  • Ampersand (&).

  • Asterisk (*).

  • Vertical bar (|).

  • Backslash (\).

  • Colon (:).

  • Double quotation mark (").

  • Less than (<).

  • Greater than (>).

  • Question mark (?).

  • Forward slash (/).

  • Leading or trailing spaces (' '). Such spaces are stripped.

  • Names reserved for Windows or DOS ("nul", "aux", "con", "com1", "lpt1", and so on).

To correct this error

  • Reenter the file or folder name.

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