Discussion:
File Name Length Limit ?
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Larry Barnhill
2004-11-08 13:07:02 UTC
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Hello All,

In trying to publish a Web Page with Frontpage 2000, I am getting "File Name
too Long" errors, which abort the Publish operation. What is the file name
length limit and is it just the file name or the complete path name length?

Thank You for any insight to this problem.

Larry Barnhill
Steve Easton
2004-11-08 13:32:56 UTC
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256 characters. Applies to both individual file name and a path to a file.
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Post by Larry Barnhill
Hello All,
In trying to publish a Web Page with Frontpage 2000, I am getting "File Name
too Long" errors, which abort the Publish operation. What is the file name
length limit and is it just the file name or the complete path name length?
Thank You for any insight to this problem.
Larry Barnhill
Larry Barnhill
2004-11-08 15:09:03 UTC
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Thank You very much, Gentlemen. If I understand your answer correctly, the
256 character limit includes all characters in the absolute path, starting
with the drive letter and including all characters including the file
extension? I was afraid of this.

It may mean a complete restructuring of this site that I seem to have
inherited.

On a related note, when publishing a web page, must the Indexing service be
turned off? I attempted publishing this morning, but the first error was
"Server Error: cannot access ~\catalog.wci" or something similar.

Thank You for any input.

Larry Barnhill
Post by Steve Easton
256 characters. Applies to both individual file name and a path to a file.
--
Steve Easton
Microsoft MVP FrontPage
95isalive
This site is best viewed............
........................with a computer
Post by Larry Barnhill
Hello All,
In trying to publish a Web Page with Frontpage 2000, I am getting "File Name
too Long" errors, which abort the Publish operation. What is the file name
length limit and is it just the file name or the complete path name length?
Thank You for any insight to this problem.
Larry Barnhill
Stefan B Rusynko
2004-11-09 11:16:06 UTC
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You should also be aware that some hosts limit file name lengths (excluding the path)
- usually on some Unix server and to 32 char max
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"Larry Barnhill" <***@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:5F2BE3B0-6C61-4282-96E8-***@microsoft.com...
| Thank You very much, Gentlemen. If I understand your answer correctly, the
| 256 character limit includes all characters in the absolute path, starting
| with the drive letter and including all characters including the file
| extension? I was afraid of this.
|
| It may mean a complete restructuring of this site that I seem to have
| inherited.
|
| On a related note, when publishing a web page, must the Indexing service be
| turned off? I attempted publishing this morning, but the first error was
| "Server Error: cannot access ~\catalog.wci" or something similar.
|
| Thank You for any input.
|
| Larry Barnhill
|
| "Steve Easton" wrote:
|
| > 256 characters. Applies to both individual file name and a path to a file.
| >
| >
| > --
| > Steve Easton
| > Microsoft MVP FrontPage
| > 95isalive
| > This site is best viewed............
| > ........................with a computer
| >
| > "Larry Barnhill" <***@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > news:621ACD08-207A-4825-8043-***@microsoft.com...
| > > Hello All,
| > >
| > > In trying to publish a Web Page with Frontpage 2000, I am getting "File Name
| > > too Long" errors, which abort the Publish operation. What is the file name
| > > length limit and is it just the file name or the complete path name length?
| > >
| > > Thank You for any insight to this problem.
| > >
| > > Larry Barnhill
| >
| >
| >
James
2008-08-06 02:01:00 UTC
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Hello everyone, i know that 256 characters is the limit in file naming, i
just want to know how to limit it to 240 characters? is there a way in
registry editor or in group policy? we are using win xp pro and windows
server 2003 as our server

pls. help

thanks,
james
Post by Steve Easton
256 characters. Applies to both individual file name and a path to a file.
--
Steve Easton
Microsoft MVP FrontPage
95isalive
This site is best viewed............
........................with a computer
Post by Larry Barnhill
Hello All,
In trying to publish a Web Page with Frontpage 2000, I am getting "File Name
too Long" errors, which abort the Publish operation. What is the file name
length limit and is it just the file name or the complete path name length?
Thank You for any insight to this problem.
Larry Barnhill
Andrew Murray
2008-08-06 10:19:44 UTC
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Why would anyone want a file name 256 characters long, let alone 240?

256 is the operating system's limit, and I don't think this is a *Frontpage*
question.
Post by James
Hello everyone, i know that 256 characters is the limit in file naming, i
just want to know how to limit it to 240 characters? is there a way in
registry editor or in group policy? we are using win xp pro and windows
server 2003 as our server
pls. help
thanks,
james
Post by Steve Easton
256 characters. Applies to both individual file name and a path to a file.
--
Steve Easton
Microsoft MVP FrontPage
95isalive
This site is best viewed............
........................with a computer
Post by Larry Barnhill
Hello All,
In trying to publish a Web Page with Frontpage 2000, I am getting "File Name
too Long" errors, which abort the Publish operation. What is the file name
length limit and is it just the file name or the complete path name length?
Thank You for any insight to this problem.
Larry Barnhill
Ronx
2004-11-08 13:50:28 UTC
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The limit for a filename in FrontPage is that of the file system - example
255 characters for FAT32 running on Windows 98.

Your host may be imposing a filename length limit on their server. The
lowest limit I have seen imposed is 32 characters, including the file
extension.
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Post by Larry Barnhill
Hello All,
In trying to publish a Web Page with Frontpage 2000, I am getting "File Name
too Long" errors, which abort the Publish operation. What is the file name
length limit and is it just the file name or the complete path name length?
Thank You for any insight to this problem.
Larry Barnhill
Ronx
2004-11-08 13:56:49 UTC
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There are limits to the length of a URL - FrontPage will not allow a
hyperlink longer than 250 characters, and some browsers will not allow more
than 255 characters to be typed into their address bars.
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Ron Symonds (Microsoft MVP - FrontPage)
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Post by Larry Barnhill
Hello All,
In trying to publish a Web Page with Frontpage 2000, I am getting "File Name
too Long" errors, which abort the Publish operation. What is the file name
length limit and is it just the file name or the complete path name length?
Thank You for any insight to this problem.
Larry Barnhill
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