Synced Documents Folder Path Length

Nicktod 1 Reputation point

260 Character File Path Limit....

Anyone else see this limitation as an Achilles Heel for this product?


In addition to the above, if files are synced to a PC or Mac, the following limitations apply:

Each segment of the path (a segment is a file name or folder name like “Promotion” or “Some File.xlsx” in the examples above) can't be more than 255 characters due to operating system limitations.

The length of the OneDrive root folder (e.g. C:\users\meganb\OneDrive - Contoso) + the relative path of the file (up to 400 chars) cannot be more than 520 characters.

The organization name can be updated in the M365 admin center but that will not propagate to existing Sync relationships (only newly established ones). For existing Sync relationships to have the new organization name, users need to unlink and relink their account.

SharePoint Server versions only support up to 260 characters for file and path lengths.

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  1. Emily Du-MSFT 42,671 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor


    According to this Microsoft article,

    SharePoint Server 2019 has increased the maximum file path length limit from 260 characters to 400 characters. The file path is everything after the server name and port number in the URL. File path includes the name of the site and subsites, document library, folders, and the file itself. This file path length limit increase makes it easier to sync deeply nested content from personal storage devices to SharePoint.

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  2. Nicktod 1 Reputation point

    I did...

    I'm sure it's jammed up in the line with all the other unread suggestions.

    Thanks though.