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How to transfer long file names

A client has a large data folder that he was using with OneDrive at one time and apparently had issues with long file names. The syncing to Onedrive gave him obvious errors that wouldn't allow him to successfully sync so he stopped syncing and continued to keep his data on his local machine. Supposedly he has renamed the offending files but I suspect there will be many that are still longer than Windows allows.

Fast forward to now and he wants to install a Synology NAS for his local file sharing. Is there a good file transfer program that will allow data transfer and log the files it cannot move due to things such as file names etc?  Also that would not stop when it comes across errors?

Please, let's not make this about the good or bad of Synology or Onedrive.

Thanks so much.
OneDriveCloud ServicesNetworking* NASStorage

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Thomas Anthony

8/22/2022 - Mon

You could try TeraCopy or CopyTo Synchronizer..you will get errors but it won't abort at the first file exceed the max length.

Remember you are dealing with an OS limitation so you are going to have issues regardless of application.

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Thomas Anthony

These are great help. Thanks all for your masterful answers. Yes, the long filenames is the main issue but I wasn't aware of the utilities.
This is awesome.
Thanks again.
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