|Subject:||Leading and trailing spaces in files and folder names on Mac and Linux|
|Creation date:||11/28/18 3:14 PM|
|Last modified on:||11/28/18 3:14 PM|
Leading/Trailing Spaces on Mac and Linux
Naming conventions for files and folders are bit more stricter on Windows than on Mac and Linux/Unix. For example,
it is perfectly fine to have empty spaces at the end of a folder name when using a Mac. Windows, on the
other hand will trim every space if it appears at the end of a file/folder name.
Consider the following example:
The folder name
has a trailing space at the end, which
could happen if the user mistakenly presses the space bar when creating the folder. This additional,
and most likely meaningless, space is retained by Mac and Linux operating systems, but not
Why Does This Matter
If you're backing up a Mac or Linux computer to a Windows machine, you will run into an
error since the file names won't match.
How To Fix
Staring build 980, Syncrify Client can remove these leading/trailing spaces automatically
from a Mac/Linux machine. However, this option is NOT enabled by default. Use the following
steps to enable it.
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