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This issue affects version / and higher. 

Question or Problem


  • When exporting documents to a collaboration, the export stops after uploading the export metadata files if Windows finds reserved characters in the path.


  • You get the error: "Error Exporting Document"

    [09:59:38.483] AWT-E         Illegal char <>> at index <n>: ...
    [09:59:38.483] AWT-E         [Stack Trace]
    [09:59:38.483] AWT-E         sun.nio.fs.WindowsPathParser.normalize(Unknown Source, /java.base)
    [09:59:38.483] AWT-E         sun.nio.fs.WindowsPathParser.parse(Unknown Source, /java.base)
    [09:59:38.483] AWT-E         sun.nio.fs.WindowsPathParser.parse(Unknown Source, /java.base)
  • Or same error: "Error Exporting Document" with different exception in log file:

    [08:38:58.085] BW1T0            org.apache.chemistry.opencmis.commons.exceptions.CmisUnauthorizedException: Unauthorized
    [08:38:58.085] BW1T0            	at org.apache.chemistry.opencmis.client.bindings.spi.browser.AbstractBrowserBindingService.convertStatusCode(
    [08:38:58.085] BW1T0            	at
    [08:38:58.085] BW1T0            	at org.apache.chemistry.opencmis.client.bindings.spi.browser.ObjectServiceImpl.getObjectByPath(


Caused by

You are using one of the following reserved characters in the Collaboration name:

    < (less than)
    > (greater than)
    : (colon)
    " (double quote)
    / (forward slash)
    \ (backslash)
    | (vertical bar or pipe)
    ? (question mark)
    * (asterisk)

For full list see:

Or Caused by other special characters like "%" in the Collaboration name.


Change your Collaboration name and don't use these reserved characters. 


An hardcoded workaround is planed for 5.2.7 (PLM-34356, PLM-34380).