Filename too long error in SharePoint Portal Server and Windows SharePoint

A user can come across filenames too long error in diverse Windows systems including Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server and Windows SharePoint Services.

MS Share Point 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.

Windows SharePoint Services- is a technology used by organizations for improving business process effectiveness and enhancing team productivity due to its collaboration tools that help employees stay connected regardless of geographical location.

Long file name error symptoms and reasons

In Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2007, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services you can come across filenames too long error while trying to accomplish some of these actions:

  • New folder creation in a document library
  • New document creation or saving an existing in a document library using a new name for the document
  • Document upload to a document library.

If you try to create a folder with a very long name in a document library you’ll surely receive the error message: The specified file or folder name is too long. The URL path for all files and folders must be 260 characters or less. Please type a shorter file or folder name. This destination path too long windows 7 error is caused by the existing limitations in SharePoint Server 2007, in SharePoint Portal Server 2003, and in Windows SharePoint Services. To determine this limit convert URL string into Universal Character Set (UCS) Transformation Format 16 (UTF-16) format and count how many 16-bit characters it has. URL can’t exceed 260 characters therefore URLs containing more characters are not supported.

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