Author Topic: afp share error / filename character limit?  (Read 2385 times)

supernova777

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afp share error / filename character limit?
« on: July 10, 2014, 03:00:01 PM »
im experiencing a wierd error whilst organizing files on my AFP fileserver using mac os 9
the error causes my afp fileshare mount to disconnect.. its not devastating but its a pain in the ass.. its happening after i try to move files.. i think the reason may be bcause of the filename length.

the files appear to end with a # sign and then 3 digits
like this: exampleLongfilen#123.jpg
with the proper extension in place.. but the ending of the name before the extension
shortened..

is there a fix for this? anyone familiar with this error?

heres some info im reviewing to find an answeR:
http://www.alex-castro.com/km/longnames.html

it is cutting off exactly at 31 characters including the "." and the file extension! so really 27 characters + . + 3 letter extension

i can open these files jsut fine but if i delete or move the file the AFP network connection will eject/dismount

« Last Edit: July 10, 2014, 03:15:21 PM by chrisNova777 »

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Re: afp share error / filename character limit?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2014, 04:10:22 PM »
Keep all files to the 31 Char limit for any file that will ever be accessed via OS 9... make more elaborate folder structures for organization

supernova777

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Re: afp share error / filename character limit?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2014, 04:34:44 PM »
Keep all files to the 31 Char limit for any file that will ever be accessed via OS 9... make more elaborate folder structures for organization

theres no way around this .. ever?

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Re: afp share error / filename character limit?
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2014, 05:42:15 PM »
Ahhhh.... Ummmmmmmm.... Nope