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FAQ: Why am I getting the error "The file name you specified is not valid or too long." when I copy a file into a document library using Windows Explorer?

Question

Why am I getting the error "The file name you specified is not valid or too long." when I copy a file into a document library using Windows Explorer?

Answer

The file (or folder) name is invalid if it contains one of the following characters:

  • tilde (~)
  • number sign (#)
  • percent (%)
  • ampersand (&)
  • asterisk (*)
  • braces ({ })
  • backslash (\)
  • colon (:)
  • angle brackets (< >)
  • question mark (?)
  • slash (/)
  • pipe (|)
  • quotation mark (")

See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905231 for more details.

Also, the the total length of the URL path to the uploaded file or folder must not exceed 255 characters.

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Created at 5/4/2012 12:51 PM by SharePointAdmin
Last modified at 5/4/2012 1:01 PM by SharePointAdmin