Every time I try to back up files from my iBook(OS X) to a shared Windows volume the copy process is always terminated before all files are copied. The error usually says there are strange characters in the filenames of the files being copied. THIS IS ANNOYING AS H-LL! Why doesn't the OS tell me ahead of time before I've waited an hour for half the files to copy? Seems like it would be smart enough to do that. What is the best way to deal with this? Would this be a problem if I was copying to a Linux share? Is there some program to scan all my OS X files and replace any incompatible characters? Is there some other file system format I should use to format the Windows volume? Is this even a file system problem? Or is it a SMB limitation? Any suggestions would be appreciated!