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).
Krassimir Gurov commented
Seriously, this is literally blocking workflow, causing headaches and killing time when trying to find a workaround...
When will this be fixed? We have been waiting for two years now!
Loc Kha commented
Hi everyone, I got a problem with my personal onedrive. Some file I upload 1 years ago suddently request to change the shorter name. Before that, onedrive has sync it. How I can enable longer paths for my personal onedrive ??
Thanks in advance
Carl Harris commented
Dear Jason: I have today tried to copy a Folder containing many subfolders to a OneDrive on my Mac. I am using OneDrive version 17.3.6783 And it gives 'long filename' errors and fails to Sync. Dropbox works fine. GoogleDrive works fine. Your comment was written in April of 2016 which is close to a year ago. Is it actually fixed please? Thanks
Has anyone found a solution to this issue, outside of Microsoft whom are unable to help. We have numerous customers that we cannot deploy OneDrive for Business too specifically because of this issue..
Is there any 3rd party software out there that will identify any files and paths that are over 255 characters, then truncate the files and paths?
Sam Toms commented
Broken for me. I am a developer and it makes me chuckle that this is an issue anyway. Failing at 278 chars.
I have just, after a huge amount of research and thought, purchased Office 365 for Business with the One Drive feature a major selling point. I have now installed everything and am dismayed to find that loads my files won't sync up because of a 'path too long' issue. I thought it would be a few but it goes on and on. I am desperately disappointed - especially when now seeing the many posts from others, with Macs who are in the same boat. I have no idea what to do to resolve this. I may need to seek a refund and find something that actually works.
Not there for MAC :(
this link works though
select install for mac
gotta make it tough on the apple boys
Adrian King commented
Not working in OneDrive for Business Sharepoint sync
I had the same problem. I didn´t know what to do so I searched on the internet for some solutions.
And I read about [b]Long Path Tool[/b], which is a great tool in these type of cases. :o
It worked really well. Hope it works for you too :p
Jim Rand commented
yeah i'm switching away because of this too... pathetic
Struggling with this error for my business :<
Hope it will be fixed soon. This is not what i expect from Microsoft. Or is it? :<
David McCarter commented
I'm still getting the error.
They are working on it! :)
Do any of you have link to open support ticket for OneDrive for Business/Sharepoint or is its only here where we can troll?
Btw, I have found that Win10 will support Long Paths:
Haven't tried it on my Win10 :P
As a mac user I am struggling to fix this issue. Could someone please provide me with a Mac friendly tool to change the file names? Cheers
Path Too Long Auto Fixer - the only tool that auto corrects long file names and paths http://pathtoolongautofixer.blogspot.com
also why change for personal but not the business? Can someone email this Jason Moore directly to get him to sort this out!
This is very annoying issue, want to move from google drive to one drive business (free 1000gb with work) and this is so annoying... had to download a check file path length app then shorten loads of file paths, 256 characters is really short 50 is taken up already just to the one drive!, lovely 1hr spent on this... for god sake why have such issues in 2017 Microsoft!