Office/Onedrive path length limit problems
Path length limit in OneDrive (business) in filesystem does not match the limits in Office in collaboration mode
When working on OneDrive for business in Office (Word in the example), you sometimes cannot save a file right next to an existing file, using the same number of characters (when path length is long). The reason seems to be that is that path length check does not take URL expansions into account (spaces in path becomes %20 and then count as three chars).
I ended up disabling collaboration features, forcing Word to use Windows file API instead of the sharepoint web API, but that shouldn't be necessary.
I know this is actually an error report, but in lack of an error reporting system, it is posted here as proposed by MS in the above linked thread.
We too have stopped using Sharepoint to for our little team to collaborate as it is just not practicable to use where the file name or number of files goes above a (for this day and age) tiny total.
Given the length of time this problem has been left unattended-to, the assumption must be that Sharepoint is not actually being used seriously by anyone. It is hard to imagine how an enterprise of any size could work within its restrictions.
I couldnt agree more with this request. We are also looking into how to limit collaboration via Teams and Sharepoint as it is just not compatible with Microsoft's main operating system. This has been an outstanding issue for way too long, and it doesn't look like Microsoft will be fixing it any time soon.
I'm running into a nasty problem on my Windows machines that the file path or name should not be longer than 256-character.
It's clear Microsoft wants us to use OneDrive and Sharepoint, but when your document tree starts getting deep in the interests of keeping documents well organized, suddenly, Office applications aren't able to open documents in the OneDrive folder, and they need to be copied somewhere locally, completely defeating the point of using OneDrive and negating any collaborative functionality that's built into the Office suite to take advantage of the shared repository.