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I shared a folder named #Coursera using samba on my network. Whenever I tried to open it from another computer it would fail to open and say "file does not exist". As soon as I deleted that share, renamed the folder to Coursera (no #) and shared it again, it worked fine. Why didn't it work when it was named #Coursera ?

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Because a # is a reserved character. –  Rinzwind Jul 1 '13 at 11:30
I figured it was something like that... Thanks –  Scott Goodgame Jul 1 '13 at 11:43
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