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Avoid the following characters:

\ / ? : * " > < |

These characters are not allowed in Windows file names. If a folder is unpacked by WinZip, these characters are usually replaced by underscores.

• Non-ASCII characters, such as ¢ ™ ® ä ö ü à é ô and other characters with diacritics

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The following ASCII characters are permitted:

!#$%&'()+,-.0123456789;=@ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ[]^_` abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz{}~

 

Proper use of file extensions

File extensions (such as as  .txt, .pdf) should be consistent with the file format. Avoid saving files without file extensions or using special characters in the file extension.

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The tar format is preferred for long-term archiving because it is an openly-documented format that does not depend on a single producer.

 

 Windows

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Mac
Format

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.zip, uncompressed.tar
Recommended tool

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7-Zip2

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Format: .tar

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Keka3

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; or use function „tar“ on command line

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1 For file names, the lenght is limited by most operating systems to less than 256 characters.
2 Download is free of charge at http://www.7-zip.de/ (acessed 03.03.2015). Please contact your IT support.
3 Download is free of charge at http://www.kekaosx.com/de/ (acessed 03.03.2015). Please contact your IT support.

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