actually i think this is a default behavior. it happens with "pstart" too, for example.
in windows, the "&" is commonly the variable to assign a shortcut key like this: "&Program" so it appears like Program.
that's why putting a "&" all by it self will return a blank space because lbc is prolly seeing it as the variable.
and you don't have to rename the file at source, just use the "&&" technique in the caption field.