Unable to export to HTML due to asterisk in page title

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Platform Notice: Server and Data Center Only - This article only applies to Atlassian products on the server and data center platforms.

Problem

The error is seen on the HTML export page itself, when it is processing to backup:

There was an error in the export. Please check your log files. :java.io.FileNotFoundException: C:\dev\confluence\confluence-2.7-std\home\temp\export_02152008_123348\TONY\
Tony *Plus V3.html (The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect)

Cause

The page title contains a symbolic character such as an asterisk ( * ). 

Workaround

Rename the page title by removing the asterisk or symbolic character.

Resolution

Upgrade to Confluence 3.0 or later. This behavior was reported in CONF-10741 and was fixed in version 3.

Last modified on Mar 30, 2016

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