Dragging Files from DT to finder replaces "|" with "-" in the filename

When dragging the file “Fred Fisher | Lecture Notes.pdf” from DT to a folder in finder the filename is changed to “Fred Fisher - Lecture Notes.pdf”.

How can I prevent DT from replacing “|” with “-” in the filename?

The pipe is a character incompatible with some file systems. It’s also a reserved UNIX symbol. We would suggest you let the behavior persist.

You can disable Preferences > General > General > More compatible naming of files but be aware you’re assuming the risks.

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@BLUEFROG Thank you for your prompt reply.

You’re welcome.