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URL too long?

  Asked By: Siddhi    Date: Mar 01    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 13100

When I try to open a directory from a document library in a web folder I
receive the following message:

The web folder address Internet Explorer was given was too long. Please use
a shorter address.

Any one know what this is about?



5 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Lonnie Cohen     Answered On: Mar 01
Answer #2    Answered By: Ruchir Satam     Answered On: Mar 01

So the answer is not to open  a Directory as a Web Folder when you cannot
open a Directory as a Web Folder?

Answer #3    Answered By: James Madison     Answered On: Dec 31

I made a (free) little web page that will shorten many SharePoint URLs that are too long:


It works for views, which is the problem about 2/3rds of the time. Put the view URL in there, click the button, and you get the short version to the same place.

Click to copy to clipboard, and paste where needed.

It doesn't work for full file names. A file name with full path is what it is. That you just have to shorten.

But views get lots of very needless clutter added to them, and this page just strips it away.

Answer #4    Answered By: Kolin Armstrong     Answered On: Apr 14

Long Path Tool can solve this problem

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