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Sharepoint Folder with an Underscore Contained Within RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there a way to create a folder name that contains an underscore without the name defaulting to having an underscore at the end.  More specifically I create a folder named "index_files" and when I save the folder renames itself to "index_files_" I want the folder named as such so an index.html file can find its references.  Any thoughts?
    Wednesday, March 9, 2011 10:31 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Thanks to share your post.

    For the issue, do you mean that when you create a folder named “ index_file” in the SharePoint, but you get the result of “index_file_” and cannot rename the file name either?

    If yes, when saving an Office document to HTML, say indexDoc.doc to indexDoc.html, office creates an associated indexDoc_files folder with any images or other files related to that document. This is called a "thicket".
    In an attempt at ease of use transparency, SharePoint would try to hide this type of supporting folder from the user. When trying to manually create a folder that ends in "_files", SharePoint tries to be helpful to avoid creating a hidden thicket and renames it by appending an underscore.


    This blog has a good example of what a thicket folder's properties look like to SharePoint:

    http://blog.sharepointalist.com/2009/04/thicket-files-folder-sharepoint-moss.html.

    And also the Visio should give you a hand:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/825369.

    Hope this could help you!

    Leo

    • Marked as answer by Emir Liu Thursday, March 17, 2011 7:32 AM
    Sunday, March 13, 2011 2:44 PM

All replies

  • My DocLib do not exhibit the behavior of adding the underscore to the end when an underscore is elsewhere in the folder name.

     


    Steve Clark, MCTS | Twin-Soft.com
    Friday, March 11, 2011 1:56 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks to share your post.

    For the issue, do you mean that when you create a folder named “ index_file” in the SharePoint, but you get the result of “index_file_” and cannot rename the file name either?

    If yes, when saving an Office document to HTML, say indexDoc.doc to indexDoc.html, office creates an associated indexDoc_files folder with any images or other files related to that document. This is called a "thicket".
    In an attempt at ease of use transparency, SharePoint would try to hide this type of supporting folder from the user. When trying to manually create a folder that ends in "_files", SharePoint tries to be helpful to avoid creating a hidden thicket and renames it by appending an underscore.


    This blog has a good example of what a thicket folder's properties look like to SharePoint:

    http://blog.sharepointalist.com/2009/04/thicket-files-folder-sharepoint-moss.html.

    And also the Visio should give you a hand:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/825369.

    Hope this could help you!

    Leo

    • Marked as answer by Emir Liu Thursday, March 17, 2011 7:32 AM
    Sunday, March 13, 2011 2:44 PM
  • We got this to work with Visio 2013 by using the "Save As" (to) "SharePoint" option in Visio. 

    If we used Explorer View or Upload Multiple Files, it didn't seem to work/used the underscore.

    Wednesday, July 3, 2013 2:23 AM