Novell Dynamic File Services v2.1, MoveFileException: The specified path, file name, or both are too long. The fully qualified file name must be less than 260 characters

  • 7015269
  • 23-Jun-2014
  • 23-Jun-2014

Environment

Novell File Management Suite Dynamic File Services

Situation

Error in Policy Execution History:

MoveFileException: The specified path, file name, or both are too long. The fully qualified file name must be less than 260 characters

Resolution

Shorten the path length through the merged view.

Cause

Maximum Path Length Limitation

In the Windows API (with some exceptions discussed in the following paragraphs), the maximum length for a path is MAX_PATH, which is defined as 260 characters. A local path is structured in the following order: drive letter, colon, backslash, name components separated by backslashes, and a terminating null character. For example, the maximum path on drive D is "D:\some 256-character path string<NUL>" where "<NUL>" represents the invisible terminating null character for the current system codepage. (The characters < > are used here for visual clarity and cannot be part of a valid path string.)

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