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Thanks for the suggestion.
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Let users select any file from any location on the local PC, not just the limited OneDrive directory.
Why is the filename length so limited? Recent versions of Windows allows up to 260 characters. This hearkens back to the 8-dot-3 days of 16-bit windows. Why this shorter arbitrary length restriction?
Since there is a shorter length restriction, why make the user play a guessing game? Why not say upfront that the filename is restricted to n characters.
This whole OD project seem poorly planned and executed. Especially since there are popular, well-designed competitors in the marketplace.