I have a friend who reported the following problem. It is a tough one to search on. Perhaps some of you will have encountered it before. Here is what he wrote about the problem:
When you save a file called "This is a test.doc" on the hard drive it is saved as such. If you are saving the same file to a flash drive, its name will change to "This% 20is% 20a% 20test.doc". Basically, every space in the filename (not the file itself) is replaced with a "% 20". [I inserted a space in the "% 20" code to get it to not convert to a white space on this board.]
Word, Excel and PowerPoint are all doing this. WP is not affected and neither is Notepad. This narrows the problem down to Office 2003.
The Office has been reinstalled and is up-to-date. Windows is up-to-date as well. Spyware and Aware has been removed. There are no viruses on the computer and I have removed Normal.dot (Word template) to make sure that it is not corrupted. All the settings have been checked and the files as being save as "Word files."
We have used two flash drives. On both of them Word files get saved with instead of spaces. Both drives work fine when connected to other machines.