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I need a simple free software program that can strip out illegal characters such as question marks ???? from names of my files on Windows 7, 64 bit and can strip them in batch/bulk

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If you have a lot filenames with "?" characters in them, then you should probably look for the cause of these filenames too, and not just stripping away these characters. – TFM Jul 9 '11 at 19:18
    
Sometimes Windows will "truncate" the file names due to its size. NTFS partitions limit the filename to 255 characters (someone please correct me if i am wrong) – Diogo Jul 9 '11 at 19:37
    
255 is correct. – surfasb Jul 9 '11 at 21:46
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Bulk File Rename can do it...bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Main_Intro.php – Moab Jul 9 '11 at 22:26
    
@Moab, that sounds like an answer to me... – DMA57361 Jul 10 '11 at 9:34

Bulk File Rename can do it.

http://www.bulkrenameutility.co.uk/Main_Intro.php

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