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Could you please tell what the allowed maximum path length (Characters) is, for my Adobe Creative Cloud Storage?
I've got files or directories that have a file path that are too long for Creative Cloud Services synchronization. Creative Cloud Desktop reports them as unsychronized.
At the moment, i cannot change these names. For future prevention, i'd like to know character length restrictions of paths.
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Are you requesting the information for files synced through the "Creative Cloud Files" Folder? Which version of the operating system you are using? We're here to help, just need some info.
The operating system is Windows 10 and 11.
I opened a different topic intentionally, because this thread is about how to delete all files at once from deleted files in Creative Cloud Services. This is going to be mixed up with my additional question.
Thanks for the info. Please check the below screenshot and let us know if that helps:
C:\Users\someuser\Creative Cloud Files\
The files that become available at:
Thank you for your findings.
That differs from Windows behavior.
Why is that?
MAX_PATH in Windows is 260 characters.
Usable for characters are 256 characters.
MaximumComponentLength is 255 characters.
Where do the other 5 characters go, when 250 are available for Asset names in Creative Cloud Files?
Does Creative Cloud Desktop counts characters/paths after Adobe Creative Cloud Files Folder (C:\Users\someuser\Creative Cloud Files\)?
Is the path on the machine Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop is working on, part of the absolute path? Then C:\Users\someuser\Creative Cloud Files\ would be added.
I'm just wondering, because I've got issues not all files synching and would like to find out, how long the maximum file path can be, to prevent future sync issues with "Creative Cloud Files".
If you're keeping synced files in the default install location on your primary C drive, it will be C:\Users[your_name]\Creative Cloud Files\some-filename.ext
The path on your computer is irrelevant. What matters here is the filename.
Ideally, filenames should be not more than 250 characters -- no spaces or special characters (~!&^%$#) allowed. However, 25 characters or less is more realistic and it's okay to use hyphen -, underscore_ or dot . within filenames.
Can you show us the filename from one of your so-called forbidden assets?
Thanks for confirming, that the path on computer is irrelevant.
Everything after \Creative Cloud Files\ will be synced.
I guess "25" characters is a typo?
I've got a file that has a filename of 180 characters plus 3 character extension.
Example: uaopcc4ZlJcLTL24COjI6nbv_UBzr-zsD9mMKD9qHagF51bopQthwhWEUUPEdROOSd5QecykykS7ey6SsJsfe48ELbNMCP7IAgNOsAKQC-JlUzLuYME_Wq8pFySTYWJeqKFYk05PzReDlZkb6Pji1nXB3VVrEUUxiyyet6jQzNkhu0UTYQ==.d8r Path on computer has 40 characters: ...Creative Cloud Files\Data\d\DR\4CV5MLM37SMX2LHKOXRN2NYBTQVQR5\ 3-level directory with letters and numbers only
In total used character length (180+4+40=) 224 characters
I've seen that there are " = " (equal) present and could cause a problem, are these allowed?
Regarding the possible 250 characters available for path length, 26 possible characters are left to be used.
Even though the total path does not exceed 250 characters, I have to shorten the path/filename of that example in order to have it synced with Creative Cloud Files.
To be honest, there is nothing to be gained from using excessively long filenames that have no meaning to humans.
I suggest you rename all such files and try to stick with common-sense naming conventions.
25 alpha-numeric characters should be sufficient. If not, then use abbreviations -- i.e: lg-wht-logo1.png., sm-blk-logo2.png, night-sky-500x350.jpg.
Now that you have told us what you think, you still have the chance to answer my questions or pass them to someone who can. Thank you in advance.
Like I said above, special characters are not allowed. == is a function used in programming and thus not allowed.
Well, you did not mention above the equal character to be not allowed to use for naming.
Please send a link where to find unusable characters for Creative Cloud Files synching.
Actually, many files and directories using equal character are being synchronized!
The files/paths, that are being shortened are being synced as well, including equal character.
I still wonder now, where these unusable 26 characters are gone, for the full path.
A full path can have 250 characters, but my example has 26 characters to go, but is not synched, while names with equal characters in it are being synchronized. Why can't these be used?
Nancy, please pass this to someone who has more knowledge with this topic.
Equal character not listed to be forbidden!
This is a user-to-user forum. Contact technical support. They'll tell you to shorten your file names.
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