SharePoint – Special character support

By 1st July 2017No Comments

One of the  biggest headaches when dealing with OneDrive/SharePoint was the inability to create files or folders with # or % symbols and spending endless hours troubleshooting sync issues, especially when doing file migrations to these services. 

In the past we’ve had to use a mixture of powershell commands and freeware to remove these characters. 

Then we would have to explain to the customers that files with # or % in the name just won’t sync – and sometimes they have trouble understanding why files wouldn’t sync. First things first you have to make sure you have the powershell modules:

The you run the following PS commands:


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