Long filenames not supported..

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by yuppicide, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. yuppicide

    yuppicide Guest

    Our office runs Windows 2003 SBS and most of our files are stord on that
    network drive. It's shared as M: and has like 400 gigs of space available.

    We've been storing all types of files there, but today I went upstairs to
    shoot a few pictures. I named them 0001.jpg, 0002.jpg, 0003.jpg, and
    0004.jpg. I also took the same pictures and combined them with another
    picture and called it combo0001.jpg, combo0002.jpg, etc.

    When I try to copy over the file it says "The destination does not support
    long file names. Please enter a name for this file." and it tries to limit
    me to 8 characters total.

    Why did this start happening? We have files stored there now which contain
    more than 8 characters.

    All of the machines connected to the network are XP Pro with latest updates.
     
    yuppicide, Jul 2, 2010
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    yuppicide Guest

    I just tried this from another person's machine and it copied their file
    over no problem.
     
    yuppicide, Jul 2, 2010
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  3. yuppicide

    yuppicide Guest

    Guess I sort of solved it.. logged out and back in and am working fine
    again.
     
    yuppicide, Jul 2, 2010
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  4. Merv Porter [SBS-MVP], Jul 2, 2010
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  5. I've seen this happen when some 16 bit or even DOS program runs and horks
    the long file name support for the system.

    --
    Charlie.
    http://msmvps.com/blogs/russel




     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jul 3, 2010
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    Atilla Rist Guest

    After days of searching I finally found solution for unlocking, managing and renaming long named files. Get your problem solved from longpathtool(dot com) website.
     
    Atilla Rist, Mar 15, 2012
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  7. yuppicide

    Atilla Rist Guest

    I have faced same problem also. After days of searching I finally found solution for unlocking, managing and renaming long named files. So do not wait get your problem solved from longpathtool(dot com) website.
     
    Atilla Rist, Mar 15, 2012
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