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Trouble with CSV file

Here is what's happening: When I add quotes around the displaynames ("john smith") and save it as csv, when I open in notepad, it shows triple quotes around the names ("""john smith""") causing errors in my script. Some how the formatting is wrong when I save it. Even when I save it as a text file, it still shows triple quotation marks.

Any thoughts?
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I'm simply trying to import a csv into a powershell script. The csv is:

Name
"John Smith"
"Sue Jones"

Since the names contain spaces, I thought you needed to had either single or double quotes.
you don't need to use quotes in the csv even if the name has spaces
Are you using Import-CSV?
Yes
quotes are not needed in the CSV file.
Are you adding this quotes manually? if yes it's not necessary. See the MS article for details.
Ref : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee176874.aspx

Attached sample CSV, when you run Import-CSV it should list as shown in the screenshot..
User generated imageTest.CSV
Very good comments!

Thanks!