How to save file with the "/" symbol in the name?

I have Adobe Professional 8.  I need to save files with names that include the symbol /, but Adobe interprets, for example, A/88/6, as file name 6, in a folder named 88, in a folder named A, and sets up new folders to accommodate that.  I cannot substitute another symbol as I already have thousands of pdf files in a database using the / symbol, and I need them in the same folders.
I would very greatly appreciate any advice,

As I said, I'm pretty ignorant about these things.  I wouldn't know how to begin using a "hack".  All I know is that I was able, for over a year, to save .pdf files directly from my browser on several computers, and use the forbidden "/" symbol in every file name.  After saving the files, Adobe will happily open them, and allow me to edit and re-save them, although I now see that it will not allow me to "save as" them under a different name without removing that symbol.
I may not be tech-savvy, but I can state that everything I have said here and above is entirely accurate.  I would be happy to open a dropbox account to show you countless .pdfs with the symbol "/" in the name.
This is honestly not that big a deal.  I greatly appreciate this discussion, and you have inspired me to become slightly less computer-ignorant.
Hope you all had a great New Year.  I am still recovering.

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