When opening documents from SharePoint it normally prompts to Check-out in Word via a yellow banner. I've noticed if the file path is over 250 characters this banner does not appear. You can checkout directly in SharePoint though. Is this a Windows limitation?


1 Answer 1


Word, Excel, and PowerPoint don't respect MAX_PATH. You will want to keep your pathing <250 characters in Windows Explorer for path + file name + extension.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.