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Windows 7: Best File Names for Sharing

28 Aug 2016   #1

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

I see these on FTP sites and other similar places.

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28 Aug 2016   #2

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

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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