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LaCie Brick and file name length


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Have just bought, plugged in, and turned on my new LaCie brick external hard drive.

Copied some data to it as a test, and it's telling me that the file name is too long.

I have done a search, but can only find information on file name length for OS9. I am using 10.3.3.

Anyone able to shed some light on how long is too long, or other things that will upset this temperamental creature?

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What format is the drive? If it is FAT32, I think there are still limitations, but I could be wrong.


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I would suggest opening Disk Utility and reformatting your new LaCie as HPFS+. After that, I doubt you will have any issues. Like baggs, I suspect that it comes with FAT32, sort of a lowest common denominator.

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I would suggest opening Disk Utility and reformatting your new LaCie as HPFS+. After that, I doubt you will have any issues. Like baggs, I suspect that it comes with FAT32, sort of a lowest common denominator.
Thanks mac57, have done exactly as you suggested and all perfectly smooth now, cheers! :cool:
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