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  Asked By: Ezequiel    Date: Feb 11    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 2299

Does anyone know if sharepoint has a folder name size limitation to be
able to view in explorer view? I have a user with a folder that was
unable to view it in explorer view until he renamed it under 33
characters including spaces. I was wondering if this is a known issue
or something I can do to make it possible.



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Janie Boyer     Answered On: Feb 11

I'm not aware of such an issue, but I have seen odd behavior with
non-alphanumeric characters and suspect that this is the actual cause of
your problem. A valid SharePoint folder  name may not be a valid NTFS folder

Answer #2    Answered By: Tasha Willis     Answered On: Feb 11

Here are some other things to look at:

Answer #3    Answered By: Manohar Kothare     Answered On: Feb 11

There used to be a 200 character limit on the full url to the folder  -
could this be your problem?

Answer #4    Answered By: Terri Wolfe     Answered On: Feb 11

It's not exceeding 200 characters. And it is just this one folder  that
is over 33 characters. All other folders in this doc library can use
the explorer  view. As soon as we shortened the name to below 33
characters, the explorer view  works fine. ??

Answer #5    Answered By: Andre Mason     Answered On: Feb 11

Yes - but it's not just the folder  name. It's the full url to the folder
e.g. server.domain.com/sites/sitename/doclib/folder

Does the problem occur if you rename one of the existing folders to be
greater than 33 characters?

Answer #6    Answered By: Esteban Frank     Answered On: Feb 11

Yes it does, so that very well may be the cause because this folder  is
in a doc library within a sub site.

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