I know in general it's bad to name files and folders with special characters.
As an example:
I created a folder on our NAS and named it
test% so far so good, no error on creating it like "you can't name a folder like this" (I remember this came up on Windows or I believe also on mac with some characters but can't figure out which right now)
Now I copy the
smb:// path of it via command + I and make it a clickable link in an email.
So the path is for example
Finder opens and a small windows comes up "Connecting to
When I do this, the loading bar is jumping back and forth forever and nothing happens.
When I do the same thing but with a folder without a special character:
smb://Server/folder1/test it works and Finder can mount the folder as expected.
Is this a bug? Can I fix it somehow (besides stopping to name folders and files like this)?
My Mac is currently running Big Sur 11.3.1
I tested some more special characters like
. (they work).
/ didn't and also I got an error that this folder doesn't exist (although it does).
% displays the correct folder name in the loading bar but doesn't do anything.