File Name Character Limit

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hehe299792458, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2008
    Is there a character limit for files sizes? What about for path sizes?

    If so, are the restrictions with OS X (I use 10.6.8) or with HFS+?
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

    Nov 26, 2007
    Austin, TX
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    Limits are imposed by the file system

    For HFS+ File names are limited to 255 characters. No limit on path names

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