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One of my co-workers received the following error message when uploading a .pdf into a SharePoint Document Library

Form Validation Error

Please correct the information you provided by following these steps, then submit the information again:

The URL 'FolderA/FolderB/FolderC/FolderD/DocumentName #1234.pdf' is invalid.  It may refer to a nonexistent file or folder, or refer to a valid file or folder that is not in the current Web.

Turns out this means:

You have an invalid character in the document name.  In this case, rename the document without the "#".

Turns out :

There are lot of restrictions on document names (and url lengths) when uploading into SharePoint document libraries.  I found an excellent summary of this information on Joel Oleson's blog File Name, Length, Size and Invalid Character Restrictions and Recommendations

Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 9:06 AM WSS | Back to top


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