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onedrive for business vs invalid char of lock file [closed]

asked 2016-05-17 22:13:30 +0100

cansato gravatar image

updated 2020-09-08 14:21:23 +0100

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I use windows 8.1 and onedrive for business. I have a folder in my pc that sync with onedrive for business. Everytime I open a file that is stored in this folder, the lock file is created and onedrive popup a message "Name: .~lock.myfile.xlsx# / Error: the name or type isn't allowed. Resolution: remove the item from your OndeDrive folder. For info...".

The problem is invalid characters in file name: "~" and "#".

This link explains these limitations for file name:

How can I get a solution for this invalid characteres?

Carlos Sato

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answered 2016-06-20 23:53:54 +0100

Hi, did you found any solution? It is very confusing for general user to receive the system message that the file could not be saved. thx, m1727

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answered 2016-05-18 01:23:11 +0100

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updated 2016-06-21 23:12:35 +0100

Related information:

edited 20160621

Maybe Microsoft doesn't want the people working directly on OneDrive with desktop app, if I'm not wrong even the MSOffice lock files has a "~", perhaps their cloud programs use different names or mechanism to lock.

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answered 2016-05-19 19:19:38 +0100

cansato gravatar image

I saw these posts. None can help me.

Onedrive doesn't accept chars "~" and "#" in the file name.

I don't want to disable "lock system". I think the LO should have another way to set the file name for the lock system to allow work on the onedrive synchronized folders.

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Have you ask to Onedrive why they don't allow those characters?

m.a.riosv gravatar imagem.a.riosv ( 2016-05-19 23:21:03 +0100 )edit

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