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  Asked By: Carolyn    Date: Sep 10    Category: MOSS    Views: 2508

We've got a site where the site owner went hog-wild on folder descriptions. As
a result, the user is getting the error:

The specified file or folder name is too long. The URL path for all files
and folders must be 260 characters or less (and no more than 128 characters for
any single file or folder name in the URL). Please type a shorter file or
folder name.

We're trying to move these files into a new folder structure with shorter
names but this error keeps getting in the way. Any suggestions on how I might
be able to move these around? With SPS 2003 there was a tool called Sharepoint
DBExplorer but that doesn't seem to work with MOSS 2007. Thanks in advance!



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Kristy Hicks     Answered On: Sep 10

How are you doing your moves - have you tried using the built-in MOSS
structure editing tool?

Answer #2    Answered By: Amanda Brown     Answered On: Sep 10

To this point, the user  has been trying to utilized copy/paste with explorer
view. What structure editing tool are you referrring to?

Answer #3    Answered By: Carey Everett     Answered On: Sep 10

From the MOSS "Site Actions" menu (you'll need to be a site  and/or site
collection admin depending on exactly what you plan to do) choose
"Manage Content and Structure". This will show you a UI that will allow
you to copy/move items, lists, and sites around in the site collection

Answer #4    Answered By: Anuj Lakhe     Answered On: Sep 10

I have a feeling that that option isn't available with the standard team site
option. I see it in collaboration and publishing templates but not using the
team site  template.

Answer #5    Answered By: Lee Dickerson     Answered On: Sep 10

Yes, that is correct - it's a MOSS feature so it's not available in site
templates (like Team Site) that only include WSS features. Activating
the SharePoint Server Publishing Infrastructure feature in the site
collection should make this menu item appear - you can always have them
disable the feature afterwards if needed.

Answer #6    Answered By: Aditiya Kapale     Answered On: Sep 10

You can try a couple of things. To get to the site  manager you can
try using the url:


another option you may have might be to open the site as a network
place. Add a new network place, when it asks for an internet address,
give it the address to the site where your doc library is located
(eg. http://servername/site ). This should open a folder  letting you
see all of the document libraries and lists inside your site. Just
find the folder with the name of the document library you want and
move it where you need to. You may have to create a network place for
the site you plan to move it to as well.

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