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Automatically renaming files that contain illegal characters

How to configure Index Manager to automatically rename files in the document folders that contain illegal characters.

Renaming files with illegal characters

Open the index properties and go to the Advanced tab. Tick the chechbox labelled Automatically replace illegal characters in filenames in the File Options section.

Automatically rename files with illegal characters in filename

When to use this option

If your system contains files from non-Windows systems that contain characters that Windows does not recognize, you can have Index Manager automatically rename those files to comply with Windows naming conventions. In practise, Index Manager will map all illegal characters to an underscore (_) to maintain naming consistency.

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