external_files folder modified by SharePoint 2013
Several of our courses link to PDF job aids which, when published, are put into an external_files folder in the course structure. We recently upgraded to SharePoint 2013 and when you create a folder called “external_files”, SharePoint changes it to “external_files_” and therefore the link to the PDF is broken since the folder no longer has the right name.
I did a little research and found out this is a feature of SharePoint— if you have a folder with “_files” in the name, it adds an underscore to the end. Is there a way for me to customize the name of this external_files folder when publishing?