If you are working with files in the Quickr connector you might sometimes not be able to open a file in a Quickr place. This could be because the maximum allowed path length of the locally stored copy of the file has ben exceeded.quickr
The Quickr connector is using a cache area on the local file system to store temporary copies of the file being worked on. By default, this directory is found in Window XP at
C:\Documents and Settings\<username>\Libraries\quickr85\<placename>\
or with a German Windows XP
C:\Dokumente und Einstellungen\<username>\Libraries\quickr85\<placename>\
Below of that directory Quick creates different subdirectories for Folder and Rooms. In the worst case (document is located in a room and in a sub folder in that room; it does not matter how deep the level of nested rooms and folders is) the path length will be:
47 Characters (German: 52)
+ Windows Username
+ Place Title (without special characters)
+ Place-ID (like: @P<placeURL>)
+ 33 character Room ID (like: @RPageLibraryC125788F002A2846.nsf)
+ 14 character Folder ID of a subfolder (like: @Fm0NLJXiPKlSR)
+ 34 character Document ID (like: @D32FB5E1F4D38DA9AC125788F002A5A78)
That means the path length is at least 130 (47+2+33+14+34) (German: 135) characters plus number of characters of user name and 2x the number of characters of the place URL.
Username: Administrator (13 characters)
Place Title: acmeteamplacetest (17 Zeichen)
For the cache directory 177 (130 + 13 + 17 + 17) (German: 182) characters are needed.
Windows has a maximum allowed path length of 260 characters (one character is an end marker so effective only 259 characters)..
For the file name of a file, which should be opened by the Quickr connector, only 259 – 177 = 82 (German: 77) characters remain.
If you want to work with files in MS Office the maximum allowed path length is shorter than Windows allows. It is for
MS Word: 242 characters (including one end marker; effective: 241))
MS Excel: 218 Zeichen (including one end marker; effective: 217))
In the example above the maximum allowed length of the file name would be in
MS Word: 241 – 177 = 64 (German: 59) characters
MS Excel: 217 – 177 = 40 (German: 35) characters
As you can see, the maximum length of a filename which can be opened by the Quickr connector is depending on several things factors and you cannot exactly say where the upper limit will be.
In general you should try to keep the file name as short as possible. Using a shorter place title will also increase the maximum allowed file name length.