Special characters in published Quizmaker files

I'm publishing a course for the web.  It includes a quiz.  The published files in the data folder include file names with special characters - SH0A7E~1.SWF.  I would like to upload this course to SharePoint but SP does not accept these special characters.  Is there a way to publish the quiz without these characters?

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Justin Grenier

Good Afternoon, Jason.

If your installation of Windows uses the FAT32 File System, Microsoft mangles long filenames by taking the first six non-space characters in the filename and adding a tilde (~) and then a number to ensure the uniqueness of the filename on the disk.  In addition, I've read that SharePoint does not allow you to use a tilde anywhere in a file name--ouch!

NTFS is highly preferred over FAT32, and this is how to check which format you're using.

Methods for converting from FAT32 to NTFS will vary depending on your Operating System, so you'll want to check with your IT folks on that.  In the long term, however, it seems likely that if you need to upload your content to SharePoint, you'll want to perform all Studio publishing (and uploading) from a PC that runs NTFS.

Please let us know if you need anything else, and have a great day!