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OneDrive — Dealing With Filename Issues

Microsoft OneDrive won't sync files which contain a variety of characters — the most common being # and %. So these characters need to be removed to allow them to sync.

One quick-and-dirty method to find and rename these files is:

  1. Open a command prompt and change to the folder in question.

  2. Type:

    for /r %x in (*.*) do echo ren "%x" "%~nx%~xx" >> list.txt

    find "#" list.txt > go.bat

    find "%" list.txt >> go.bat

  3. Open go.bat, edit the second part of each line, save the file and run it.

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