What’s in a name?

In Windows XP running the NTFS file system, which of these characters would be allowed in a filename? Pick two.

A) ” (quotation mark)

B) – (hyphen)

C) _ (underscore)

D) ? (question mark)

E) : ) (smiley face)

The answers: B) – (hyphen) and C) _ (underscore)

The special characters of a filename are specific to the operating system and underlying file system. Unfortunately, smiley faces don’t make good filenames.

Want to know more? Watch “Directories and Files.”

File management of the Windows operating system is a mix of files, folders, attributes, and permissions. In this video, you’ll learn about Windows file systems, the structure of directories, and how files are named and managed.