You cannot save an attachment with a long file name in Outlook

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When saving an attachment file in Microsoft Outlook, you may get the following error message:
Can't create file: <Long File Named File -- ONLY LFN> Right-click the folder you want to create the file in, and then click Properties on the Shortcut menu to check your permissions for the folder.


The attachment file has a long file name and the volume, or hard disk on which you have your Temp folder, does not support long file names. Even if the attachment does not appear to have a long file name, this problem can occur if you have previously opened a file with the same name.


Move your Temp folder to a volume that supports long file names.

More Information

During the save process, Outlook creates a temporary file of the attachment in your Temp folder. This file will have a name at least as long as the attachment name so the Temp folder must support long file names.

Id. de artículo: 198083 - Última revisión: 04/13/2007 - Revisión: 1