When using sharepoint to upload a file, the file name can not contain several characters.

The file name is invalid or the file is empty. A file name cannot contain any of the following characters: \ / : * ? " < > | # { } % ~ & .

But our files-name contain a lot of `#` characters and we do not want to change the files' original names.

Is there any way to make it so that files whose names contain the character `#` can be uploaded to SharePoint?

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the only way i see you being able to do this is with a custom application that uploads them to SharePoint and handles the names. should be pretty easy to build


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