Filename Is Too Long in OneDrive for Business (Sky Drive Pro)

OneDrive for Business (former SkyDrivePro) is great software with lots of advantages for enterprises and their workflow. But despite all of them you can still face long path error message during synchronization or uploading files to your OneDrive directory.

People often face this issue and describe it like that:

filename is too long SkyDrive PRO, OneDrive for business“Skydrive Says Path Or File Name Is Too Long. Removed The File Entirely. Skydrive Still Says Its Too Long. So it’s the same error, and for whatever reason, Skydrive doesn’t understand the file is no longer present.”

“I have an issue with Skydrive in Windows 8.1 Enterprise. During first sync with my SkyDrive account, Skydrive app generate a Problem: Files can’t be uploaded because the path of a file or a folder is too long. Go to SkyDrive website to move the item to a different location or shorten its name. Well, I go to my SkyDrive account and modify the filename with a short filename. The problem is the same.”

“A user added a document using SharePoint Workspace which had a long file name. On my laptop Skydrive presented an error about the file and stopped syncing. I renamed the file to get it back within the filename length limit but the sync didn’t restart.”

“The first library I tried to sync failed. The error message says that there is a file path/name that is too long. How is this resolved? Obviously, we cannot go through and rename thousands of files if their names are too long. What worked yesterday does not work today.

And plenty of similar concerns.

Why this happens?

OneDrive has limit for the file names up to 256 characters. So every time when a name of the file or folder is oversized your synchronization process is corrupted.

After this user might receive message “The specified file or folder name is too long”.

Sometimes you can bypass this by restarting SkyDrive or rebooting your PC (if only oversized file is not located on it). But in most cases you cannot avoid a synchronization/upload failure after such kind of error message appeared.

Any solutions?

Fortunately, there is a great solution for such error – PathTooLong tool designed by ABTO Software.

This highly efficient long path error fixer is great tool for those who had faced destination path too long errors in OneDrive for Business (SkyDrivePro). So feel free to try a free version of the utility and restore proper performance of your sharing and synchronization tools. Keep your corporate workflow smooth and easy!

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