When uploading files to your FileTranfers.net site, your file names must adhere to certain requirements. File names:
- Must start with a letter, number or underscore
- May include subsequent characters of: # & % $ + <space> . ( ) - _ ,
- Must have 256 characters or less
If any of your file names do not meet the above requirements, the site will display a warning and the file(s) in question will not be uploaded. You must rename your files before you will be allowed to upload them.
Question: My computer allows me to name files with certain characters not included in the list above, like a question mark (?). Why can’t I use the same file names on the FileTransfers.net site?
Answer: Different operating systems – such as Windows or MacOS – allow for different naming conventions. Like much of the internet, the FileTransfers.net system runs on Linux and is subject to the restrictions of that operating system.
Question: If I download a file from the FileTransfers.net site, can I rename it once it’s on my computer?
Answer: Absolutely. Once you have downloaded a file, you are able to rename it to whatever your operating system allows. But if you wish to upload that file to the FileTransfers.net site in the future, you will have to rename it again to meet the requirements above.
If you have any questions regarding file naming, please contact your site administrator.