Nothing but the rain

Which of these filenames is valid in Windows 7 on an NTFS partition?

A) s0|say|w3|a11.txt

B) by*

C) <the final five>.doc

D) [all-along-the-watchtower].mp3

E) Forget the filename; what do you hear?

The answer: D) [all-along-the-watchtower].mp3

Windows filenames can use many characters, but some characters like these cannot be used in a filename:

\ / : * ? ” < > |

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