Avoid Special Characters In Folder and File Names

FileMaker Server will let you put special characters like periods and + signs in Folder and File Names. But these characters can lead to issues that are very tricky to track down. We do make an effort to trap for and escape the issues, but issues sneak through. So it is best to stick to alpha numeric and _ while naming folders and files.  FileMaker Files should only have one "." (period) in the name.

For example: 

  • If you have a database folder like D:/data/3.1Version/MyFile, you will get a 500 error during downloading or migrations
  • If your file is named MyContacts.3.1.fmp12, your migration may fail.

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