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What characters are allowed and not allowed in Windows network share names?

For example, are spaces or apostrophes allowed? E.g. \\srv1\my share\ and \\srv1\foo'bar\

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Refer to the official microsoft documentation, pretty much all is allowed but slashes, angular brackets etc.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/desktop/fileio/naming-a-file

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To add a bit of information, localized char, like é, è, à, etc.., in a share name can get non unicode compliant application to behave badly.

In example QuickBook will throw random error while openning a DB on a share with localized char.

As such I suggest to use non localized share name even if technically you can use them.

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