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Windows 7: Best File Names for Sharing

28 Aug 2016   #1
darkrats

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Best File Names for Sharing

Is there any advantage or disadvantage to naming files (for sharing) like these examples:

The Keys to the Kingdom.mkv
The_Keys_to_the_Kingdom.mkv
The.Keys.to.the.Kingdom.mkv

I see these on FTP sites and other similar places.


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28 Aug 2016   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There is no practical difference in any file name. As long as the name is valid, the computer don't cares at all and software will just work. Use the one that suits you better.

The only caveat I found is with names with spaces. When refering to those, the command lines including those must be enclosed in quotes to avoid trouble, but once the quoting is in place, they work the same as anything else.
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29 Aug 2016   #3
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

Spaces are OK if the file is in a zip or rar (eg to include subtitles or extra info), otherwise the convention is periods not spaces. Whilst Windows can use spaces, stuff online goes through many platforms and OS's (eg Linux, Unix), and somewhere down the line a space may cause a problem.
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