Transferring files with names longer than 26 characters

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mitroff, Aug 28, 2005.

  1. Mitroff macrumors newbie

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    Aug 28, 2005
    #1
    Hi all,

    when trying to transfer files from my hard drive to a USB flash memory stick I got error messages when a file's name was longer than 26 characters. When I renamed the file so that it was under 26, everything was fine. Rather than changing all of my file names, is there a way to override or turn off this limitation?

    thanks!
     
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Mar 10, 2004
    Location:
    Bergen, Norway
    #2
    From memory: I think that one of the (older) FAT filesystems had a 26+3 characters limitation. Possible solution: Reformat the USB flash memory (if possible) to a newer filesystem.
     

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