Filename too long error in SharePoint

MS SharePoint is a Web application comprising a set of diverse Web technologies utilized by multiple organizations which possess common infrastructure. It embraces an integrated suite of server capabilities such as Intranet support, extranet access, provides information sharing and content management within the organization.

But in spite of the MS SharePoint advantages, sometimes you can face “The specified file or folder name is too long” error message while creating a new document in SharePoint library or making a new folder.

When you copy a folder or file that exceeds the limit of 260 characters for the complete path and 128 characters for each single file or folder, SharePoint displays an error saying that current path is too long and this element cannot be created in the destination SharePoint.

By default, features are named [project name], [feature name]. This can create names that are too long after combining with the SharePoint system folder path.


PathTooLong tool is able to fix most of long path errors including SharePoint “filename too long”.

If you have ever received errors like:

  • source path too long cannot delete
  • can’t delete destination path too long
  • file path too long utility
  • error 1320 the specified path is too long fixer
  • destination path too long windows 8 (7)
  • etc

…the PathTooLong application designed by ABTO Software is just what you need to get rid of these annoying error messages.

This long path error fixer is highly efficient solution for those who had faced destination path too long errors in MS Sharepoint. Go and try free version and convince yourself in the tool’s smooth performance!

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