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How do I simplify my filing system?

  1. #11

    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1

    Hi Nebb,

    That is very strange that you can't use the asterisk; I tried it and neither can I. I could in Windows 7 I believe. At any rate, instead, use a 1; that works.

    As to the external drive, when I travel, I remove the external from my desktop and put it on my laptop as needed. That way I always have my files. And yes, it's a bit cumbersome, but not a problem for me since I only attach it when I need to create or save a file.

    You're very welcome. By helping others, I learn. Selfish, I know, but what the hey . . .

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  2. #12

    Posts : 835
    Win 8.1 Pro

    The * is a special character that can not be used,, it never has been able to be used
    Error Message: Filename is Invalid or Cannot Contain Any of the Following Characters

    Scroll down on that KB to see Valid Characters

    Some of those will place items higher in the list than others
    then you could us multiples,, ! or !! or !!! and so on.

    It is always good to have 2 external drives as backup
    One you keep with you, then copy everything over to another on a regular schedule and put it in a fire box.

    This is for Disaster Recovery.
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