Let me preface this by saying that I don't know too much about SharePoint right now.
I need to attach files to various list items. Each file that needs attaching is in a different folder and they all contain the "&" character. To save space since this will eventually be a rather large collection of files the initial plan was to make a shortcut to this document and upload the shortcut. The idea was that the user would open the attached shortcut and be instantly re-directed to the file.
This is even more necessary now that we have realized that all of our filenames are illegal to upload. I was hoping that if I simply renamed the shortcut to "Shortcut" instead of a copy of the filename-shortut it would work, however sharepoint seems to instantly replace the shortcut file with the file it links to (?).
Is there a way to stop it replacing the shortcut and instead actually upload the shortcut.lnk file? I'm really hoping its just an option I can change.
Is there perhaps another shortcut-style of file that SharePoint does not replace instantly with the final destination file?
Renaming the files themselves is not an option as there are a lot of interlinking excel files that would probably break if the filenames all changed....