special characters cause batch files to fail

I'm working on a trial right now so my posts will have to be short .


Note that if you use a batch file like the one discussed in the Tip of the Night for July 24, 2020, and the names for the renamed files include any of the special characters:

* . " / \ [ ] : ; | , $ + # % ! @

. . . which cannot be used in the Windows file system, the batch file will fail, and files with those characters will not be copied. To get around this problem, use the PowerShell script described in the Tip of the Night for May 5, 2018.