Information about the characters that you cannot use in SharePoint


Information about the characters that you cannot use in SharePoint



INTRODUCTION

This article lists the characters that you cannot use in Microsoft SharePoint.

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Site names, subsite names, or site group names

You cannot use the following characters anywhere in a site name, in a subsite name, or in a site or Active Directory group name:
tilde (~)
number sign (#)
percent (%)
ampersand (&)
asterisk (*)
braces ({ })
backslash (\)
colon (:)
angle brackets (< >)
question mark (?)
slash (/)
plus sign (+)
pipe (|)
quotation mark (")
You cannot start a site name, subsite name, or a site group name with an underscore (_) character or with the period character.
You cannot use the period character consecutively in the middle of a site name, a subsite name, or a site group name.
You cannot use the period character at the end of a site name, a subsite name, or a site group name.

 

Folder names

You cannot use the following characters anywhere in a folder name or a server name:
tilde
number sign
percent
ampersand
asterisk
braces
backslash
colon
angle brackets
question mark
slash
pipe
quotation mark
You cannot use the period character consecutively in the middle of a folder name.
You cannot use the period character at the end of a folder name.
You cannot start a folder name with the period character.
















File names

You cannot use the following characters anywhere in a file name:
tilde
number sign
percent
ampersand
asterisk
braces
backslash
colon
angle brackets
question mark
slash
pipe
quotation mark
You cannot use the period character consecutively in the middle of a file name.
You cannot use the period character at the end of a file name.

You cannot start a file name with the period character.




























 

 

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