Cannot save documents with spaces in filename
Hi guys, I'm having some trouble saving documents to sharepoint. Server: W2k3 Standard R2 with SP2 Sharepoint: WSS 3.0 with SP2 Client: WinXP Pro with SP3, Office 2007 Pro with SP2 When I create a new document in a document library and try to save it, Word will freeze and the document will not save t the library. If I create a new document and save it without spaces, it saves and checks-in fine. If I edit an existing document (with or without spaces) it will work fine. Uploading documents works fine too. Anyone have any ideas about this?
October 25th, 2010 2:00am

Hi, you can check below KB article if that helps: Thanks, Yogesh.
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October 25th, 2010 3:51pm

Hi the_green_ant, Thank you for your post. This problem occurs when you try to publish these files to your websites, the “space” character may be literally represented as a “%" escape sequence(as in HTML). Perhaps that causes the issue. Could you please try to use “_" to instead of “space” in the filename? I think this is the easiest and fastest way to solve this problem. Hope this helps. Regards.
October 26th, 2010 2:44am

Hi Peng, The "_" is not a viable solution to the issue, as it's more of a workaround than an actual solution. We have been pulling our hair out with this issue for a while now, and it occurred after reinstalling web folders on Windows XP, due to it being disabled at random and not being able to save on Sharepoint at all. You correctly stated that the "%" is inserted when there are spaces within the filename on saving from Word2007, however, do you know how they get inserted there in the first place? Maybe that way we can establish the root of the problem and apply a fix from there. Look forward to your communication. Koyes
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November 2nd, 2010 10:00am

Hi Koyes23, Could you please check this article and try the method mentioned there. Maybe write an event handler is a good solution. Regards.
November 3rd, 2010 2:10am

Hi Peng, I would have tried this, however, the article below explains that its not possible to run a custom event handler on a file upload with illegal characters:
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November 3rd, 2010 8:09am

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