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What's the limit to how many subfolders I can have?

What's the limit to how many subfolders I can have?

rickl8327
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Is there a limitation on how many folders deep that dropbox will work?  I have a user who moved a word file to a dropbox folder, then when he tried opening it, nothing would happen.  It didn't look like word would even try to start.  When he copied it to a higher level folder, it worked fine.  Any thoughts?

 

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Mark
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Sounds like he is a Windows user. 

 

So Windows, not Dropbox, has a character limit on it (256 I think....) which starts from C:\ (there is 3 already!) anything over than that and you get issues. 

 

Get him to try and flatten his structure OR just rename things using less characters and it should be fine.


 


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Mark
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Sounds like he is a Windows user. 

 

So Windows, not Dropbox, has a character limit on it (256 I think....) which starts from C:\ (there is 3 already!) anything over than that and you get issues. 

 

Get him to try and flatten his structure OR just rename things using less characters and it should be fine.


 


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rickl8327
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I thought that might be it.  Thank you.

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