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SharePoint: When you download a file in Internet Explorer 7, the space character in the file name is changed to a underscore
Issue: whenever user is trying to download a file form SharePoint site its
Spaces gets replaced with the special character underscore (-).
Background: A user had a long file names with spaces and when he downloads the
file. The spaces gets replaced with underscore _. For example: file name “Amardeep SharePoint Public.ppt”
will be replaced with “Amardeep_SharePoint_Public.ppt”.
-Tried every possible solution to check on this
issue such as uploading multiple file with different extensions.
-Tried files with short names and long names.
-Tried repairing the office package.
-It was showing issue on most of the machines,
however on the machine where we had IE 8 and above this working as expected.
-It was more of an issue with the machine where
we have IE 7 and was not upgraded yet.
-If this is the case then there should be a
justification, some publication available from Microsoft.
-Showing some more curiosity had led me to the
resolution of the issue.
hotfix released by MS and it’s a known issue with IE7 only.
also have your IE upgraded to next version to have this issue resolved.
TechNet Wiki http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/22676.sharepoint-when-you-download-a-file-in-internet-explorer-7-the-space-character-in-the-file-name-is-changed-to-a-underscore.aspx
Applies to: IE 7, SharePoint 2007 and SharePoint Server 2010.