I have been trying to copy a large number of videos over to my new MyBookLive. Most copied ok, but there were serveral that did not, and displayed this error:
I know what the problem is, and that is that the total filename length, including the complete path, cannot exceed 260 characters. This is what is stopping my copy. I know this cause I initially had this problem just saving the files on my PC… I was saving them in MyDocuments, which has a long path name, and had to move them to a folder directly in the root directory of my C drive to shorten the overall path and file name.
So, now it appears the problem has surfaced again when copying to MyBookLive. I suspect the problem is caused by the long network path name… ie, Network\MYBOOKLIVE\Public\new_folder\long original path name\long original filename.
Yes, I can probably fix this by renaming the original files. But the problem is that I do not know what files are affected. The warning dialog offers two option: SKIP and CANCEL - which, to me, mean exactly the same. Furthermore, for me to work with the problem files, I need to know what they are… and this dialog truncates the names so it is difficult for me to know exactly which file(s) are at fault.
Also, note check box at the bottom of the dialog: “do this for all current items found (50!)”. So, I can either waste all my time approving these one at a time, or click the check box. Doing the latter, gives me no idea which files were skipped… unless there is some sort of file copy log showing the problem files during the copy - is there such a thing?
Is there any way to positively identify all the files that failed to copy?
What is the length of the network path name that is appended (prefixed) to the files I am copying? This will help me to rename my files appropriately.