can't copy folders & Files with long names
Posted on 2014-08-14
I have a shared lun that is accessible to users, each user is mapping it on their Windows 7 Pro X64 machine and adding their projects to it on daily bases
I am running into problems when I am trying to archive some of the folders into a server 2008 R2 Raid drive. The error is about the file name is too long and can't be copied.
The users are using description in the file/ folder name so they can search it faster in the future and for me to shorten the name is not always easy as they use detailed description.
Educating the users won't help me. How can I stop users from creating long folder or file names? If the file name is too long, then Windows should have stopped them in the first place, Why does Windows complains only when I copy them?
What other IT guys are doing to fix this issues?