Loss of files with too long names during export

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Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:31 am Post


It happens when texts and folders have too long titles (more than 251 characters). I know that OS file system has limitations, but other writing apps just crop long text in file names. It’s okay when you’re exporting just one file, because button ”Export” in browse window is grey until file name is too long, but unfortunately bulk export just doesn’t export them at all and program shows no notifications.

Please fix that and thank you in advance. ^__^
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Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:06 am Post

Why not just use shorter document names?
I am a user, writing non-fiction and science, using:
* Mac Scrivener 3 on a Macbook 12”, MacBook Pro 13”, and iMac 27”, running different OS.
* iOS Scrivener 1 on an iPhone 11 Pro, iPad Air 9.7”, and iPad Pro 12.9”, all running the latest iOS

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Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:14 pm Post

I've added a check for this to the next update so that file names are limited to 250 characters along (the OS limit seems to be 255, but I think that must include the file extension).

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