How many characters can be in a folder or file name in Win 7?


Adrian Spratt
 

I've yet to run into a character limit with filenames in Win7, unlike previous versions of Windows. And as Michal indicated, spaces are allowed.

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Hi,

I'm planning some hard drive folder / file management.

How long can folder names and file names be in Windows 7? Are spaces permitted?

Thanks in advance, Keith

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Michal Nowicki <mnowicki4@...>
 

Spaces are allowed.

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Subject: How many characters can be in a folder or file name in Win 7?

Hi,

I'm planning some hard drive folder / file management.

How long can folder names and file names be in Windows 7? Are spaces
permitted?

Thanks in advance, Keith

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Soronel Haetir
 

If talking about an NTFS file system each level is limited to 256
characters and the total is limited to 32768, including drive
specifier and directory separators.

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Hi,

I'm planning some hard drive folder / file management.

How long can folder names and file names be in Windows 7? Are spaces
permitted?

Thanks in advance, Keith

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Kramlinger, Keith G., M.D.
 

Hi,

I'm planning some hard drive folder / file management.

How long can folder names and file names be in Windows 7? Are spaces permitted?

Thanks in advance, Keith