Which characters cannot be used in a filename?

There are certain characters on the keyboard that cannot be used as part of a filename. Which of these characters would not be part of a valid filename (pick two)?

A) 0 (zero)

B) $ (dollar sign)

C) : (colon)

D) / (forward slash)

The answer: C) : (colon) and D) / (forward slash)

The colon and forward slash are part of the Windows file system and can’t be used as part of the filename.

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