Long File Names on Network Drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Philgr, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. Philgr macrumors regular

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    I have a Network drive that i store all my music on and Itunes looks to this drive for my music collection

    Problem is if i have a track / file that has a particular long file name Itunes and finder dosnt see it, and if i try to copy a file to the network drive it reports file name too long and will not copy the file over.

    Any ideas ?
     
  2. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    How long is the file name (total characters, including spaces), and what format is the network drive in?
     
  3. Philgr thread starter macrumors regular

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    It reports the format as 'Appleshare'

    and the longest file name appears to be 27 characters into the root of the drive !

    Does that help

    Bit of a first timer to the OSX lark
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    When they store files on foreign file systems, MacOS 9 and MacOS X generally automatically truncate file names to fit within file length restrictions. I have never seen it refuse to store a file. A better question might be: "Which OS is the server running?"
     
  5. Philgr thread starter macrumors regular

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    Im accessing on of these Clicky which i connected to my router
     
  6. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    I've had this same problem copying the occassional file to a Zip disk (yes, I still use my old Zip Drive)
     

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