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i keep running across the error "folder name too long" when packaging an indesign file. i've already ruled out that it's not a windows, sharepoint or onedrive problem (where we strore our files/folders).
does anyone have soluation how to override this when packaging from indesign?
(so stupid in this day and age, when people are finding better ways to organize their files structures, to have a limit on file name length....ugh.)
How long is your package name? I just tested this on my Mac and InDesign limits the folder name to 276 characters. Do you really need a longer name? If you do, you can log a feature request (https://indesign.uservoice.com/), but maybe you can get by with a shorter, more descriptive name. Or rename the folder after you create it.
It's another Adobe bug: I had one instance where ONE character - not one word, but character - gave the error.
pretty sure its a windows thing.....windows limits the number of characters you can use for the whole path plus the length of file name stored within, and we have a deep structured file/folder system....
if the error is "folder name too long" it's not the length of a particular folder's name, but the length of the whole path plus the length of file name stored within. So yes, if you have a deep structured file/folder system it could happen that InDesign is not able to package to such a deep nested folder.
Workaround: Package to your Desktop folder.
Then try to move the package to your target folder.
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yes, the whole string is too long and that's what i have to do...save to the desktop, but its really bothersome.....if i get interrupted by anything, it takes me a while to remember what stage of saving, moving, etc. i was at. 😕 same thing happens with packaging or exporting the file to a PDF....have to save to the desktop and move over into the folder. ugh.
i wonder why windows can't lift the charater length limit?
This limit *has* been lifted in Windows -- probably back in 2015 or earlier. There is a system setting called "Long Paths Enabled" which defaults to 0 (disabled) for backward compatibility. When set to 1 (enabled), the limit is removed. However, applications must be also updated to support the long paths. Unfortunately, InDesign and the Bridge "Place" command did not get the memo!
Packaging to desktop (with the same length file name) worked for me. Thanks, this has been driving me nuts
Hi, Uwe Laubende
I had this problem now it's working thank you so much cheers!
Uwe, packaging to the desktop worked perfectly! I have been trying to get this file to package for a half hour, but finally I came across your solution. Thank you so much!!