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How to solve the problem" This filename is too long. Please use a shorter name" in renaming the file attachments?

An error message appears when I rename a file attachment such as a pdf file. The error message is "This filename is too long. Please use a shorter name."  Now the version of endnote I using is X7.1. However, such error messages never appears before this version. How I solve this problem?

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Re: How to solve the problem" This filename is too long. Please use a shorter name" in renaming the file attachments?

How "deep" is you library in the structure of your drive?

 

Windows has a limit in length of filenames which include the entire path (foldernames) to get you there.  Endnote files these PDFs in sub-subfolders of folders where the library resides, and it isn't hard to get them to be too longs.  

 

Have you tried using the PDF renaming tools of Endnote? 

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Re: How to solve the problem" This filename is too long. Please use a shorter name" in renaming the file attachments?

Long Path Tool help me a lot when i have an issue like file deleting or renaming the file. Also good to use if file name and file extension is too long.

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Re: How to solve the problem" This filename is too long. Please use a shorter name" in renaming the file attachments?

If File Path is too long then I would like to suggest you, try Long Path Tool program to resolve this issue.