This is less of a tip and more of a warning. As you might know, Windows doesn't let you use the following characters when naming files or folders: \/:*[email protected]<>|.
Unfortunately, Ubuntu isn't quite as fussy and allows some of those characters into filenames. It also doesn't realize you shouldn't use them when accessing a Windows partition. If you create new files or folders on your Windows partition from within Ubuntu containing these characters, they will be rendered inaccessible when you boot into Windows. In fact, Windows will become so confused that it won't even let you rename the file or folder (even at the DOS prompt). The only solution is to boot back into Ubuntu and rename it there.
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