The specified file or folder name is too long SharePoint 2013/2016 or SharePoint Online

This SharePoint tutorial, we will discuss how to resolve the specified file or folder name is too long sharepoint 2013/2016 error. The error will come if you will provide folder name more than 128 characters in SharePoint on-premise or SharePoint Online.

The full error will appear as:

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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.

the specified file or folder name is too long SharePoint 2013/2016

There is a limit of 128 characters for folder names in SharePoint. So the best thing is to give small meaningful names as well as avoid spaces and special characters. For example, a space which encoded as %20 will take three characters.

Length Restrictions:

  • The file/folder name should not have more than 128 characters.
  • The full path of file/folder length should not exceed more than 260 characters.

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Hope this article will be helpful to resolve the specified file or folder name is too long SharePoint 2013/2016 error.

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About Bijay Kumar

I am Bijay from Odisha, India. Currently working in my own venture TSInfo Technologies in Bangalore, India. I am Microsoft Office Servers and Services (SharePoint) MVP (5 times). I works in SharePoint 2016/2013/2010, SharePoint Online Office 365 etc. Check out My MVP Profile.. I also run popular SharePoint web site SharePointSky.com

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