Lightroom can't import files whose name contains a "/"

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Lightroom 5.3 on OS X can't import files whose names contain a slash (ex: "mom/dad.jpg"). / is a legal filename character on os x. My stepdad loves naming his files with it.
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Rob Cole

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'/' is a path separator on Mac, so I don't see how it can possibly be used in a filename. Are you sure you don't mean '\' (backslash)?
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Either way, Lightroom's cross-platform, so Adobe will stick to cross-platform limitations.
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"/" is a legal Mac separator. They had to do this to support MacOS legacy filesystem. See http://www.tempel.org/RB/FilePaths

It is possible to write cross-platform code to handle all legal file names. I've done it, it is annoying, you get pelted by tons of bug reports.
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Better to encourage your stepdad to adopt more robust file naming practices.