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    file TITLE too large


    file TITLE too large-filelong16.jpg

    I have a seagate 4T drive with videos on it,
    Just got a new WD MyBook 6T drive.
    i often get the file too long message when i tried to copy the files to mybook.
    they fit on the seagate drive, why not just allow a backup copy?
    i followed every online instruction to make sure it is not a FAT file system, but none of them worked!
    i copied the whole drive to the mybook.
    thanks all
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  2. Posts : 8,221
    windows 10
       #2

    We're are you copying to the file may be ok but if you add the folder or folders to the file name it can become to long
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  3. Posts : 18,034
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       #3

    Hello @anon125,

    Yes, with the addition of the Path and Folder[s] etc, it has made it too long.

    As a test, Copy one file to the Desktop or Root Directory, and then Copy & Paste it to wherever to see if it works. That way, you will know if it is that or something else.

    I hope this helps.
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  4. Posts : 1,234
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       #4

    You could show us the destination folder path?
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  5. Posts : 131
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    Thread Starter
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    so it happily was copied to the seagate drive, but copying to the mybook is a nono!
    it is probably, as you suggest a file in a sub folder.
    thanks
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  6. Posts : 159
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       #6

    that's what she said
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  7. Posts : 3,013
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #7

    SierraPorter said:
    that's what she said
    I'm trying to find the sentence you were looking at to use that statement for. I cannot find the sentence that would make sense with that quote. Which sentence are you looking at in which you can reply to, using that quote?
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       #8

    pepanee said:
    I'm trying to find the sentence you were looking at to use that statement for. I cannot find the sentence that would make sense with that quote. Which sentence are you looking at in which you can reply to, using that quote?
    file TITLE too large
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  9. Posts : 3,013
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       #9

    SierraPorter said:
    file TITLE too large
    Oh. hah.
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  10. Posts : 2,281
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       #10

    I see that error all the time. You can solve the problem several ways
    1. Shorten the file name
    2. Shorten the path length
    3. Do both steps 1 and 2

    BTW, you can shorten the path length two ways

    1. Simplify it. For example:
    From:
    Folder1 > Folder2 > Folder3 > Folder4 > Folder5 > Folder6
    To:
    Folder1 > Folder2 > Folder3

    2. Shorten the path part names. For example:
    From:
    Folder1 > Folder2 > Folder3 > Folder4 > Folder5 > Folder6
    To:
    Fold1 > Fold2 > Fold3 > Fold4 > Fold5 > Fold6
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