showstopper problem with kmail filenames with colons - file names that are not allowed on windows

Ralf Habacker ralf.habacker at
Sat Jan 30 14:41:34 CET 2010

Karol Depka Pradzinski schrieb:
> Hi.
> Foreword: I tried to search for a solution for this quite hard on Google and 
> Nabble with absolutely no results. Is it possible, that I am the only one with 
> this problem? Nah...
> I cannot use my KMail (and possibly Kontact in general) data from Linux under 
> Windows because there are lots of files with colons in names (which are illegal 
> chars for DOS/Windows file names). Possibly other illegal chars are there too.
> What can I do?
> Is there any "escape sequence" for these characters in kde-windows ?
> Could I use KRename mass-rename? But rename to what?
> Examples of file names:
> /home/karolrvn/Mail/sent-mail/cur/1257274396.1241.emLSY_2,S:2,S ( few 
> thousands of these)
> /home/karolrvn/.kde/share/apps/kmail/
> Notice the colons.
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