Enable long file paths (aka "File Name Too Long" problem when syncing)
As a developer, I have deeply nested file structures with sometimes arduously long file names. I am unable to use OneDrive as it stands now because of this. I would like to suggest that this limitation be removed. I understand that it's probably a fundamental infrastructure issue but it's severely hampering Onedrive when compared to other competitors out there right now, despite all the other cool features.
We’ve enabled significantly longer paths for your personal OneDrive in our latest Windows and Mac releases (available from http://onedrive.com/download). You should be able to use paths up to 430 characters from the root of your local OneDrive sync folder. Our telemetry tells us this covers the vast majority of customers who have hit max path issues in the past. Note that if you have over 90 characters in your local OneDrive path (that is, from drive letter to OneDrive\) you will see characters over 90 cut into the budget of 430 characters (93 character local path will mean 427 characters available for path in the OneDrive folder).
same problem. Endnote creates long path and now I have over 200 files with long names. Get stuck here
Tim Ward commented
This is extremely problematic as the way OneDrive on Mac handles this limitation is by terminating the client. It would be great if it could just handle this more gracefully and log sync errors.
Lukas Taves commented
So much this.
I love to have my working copies on onedrive so I get some syncing and version control even for not commited modifications, but this very issue is preventing me from doing this on my current project :(
try downloading Long Path Tool.
Doug Hicken commented
Can't be too complicated as everyone else out there can figure it out.... I'm frankly amazed that when one drive was originally written as skydrive that they didn't think about this. This is what happens when old code is ported :)
Same: try to sync a not-so-complicated Calibre library, or a music library with classical music, and nope, no dice.
Yes, maybe complicated but as another person said: it needs to be fixed.
I'm not a developer, but I just happen to have some long file names. Well...I didn't realize they were long *until*...
I started using OneDrive. (Never had the issue with other cloud-based companies)
Ludger A. Rinsche commented
Same issue here. Would love to see this fixed!
Doug Hicken commented
But it needs fixed.