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David [Microsoft Excel]Anonymous commented
Based on the comments already in this thread it doesn't look like there is a solution. But literally last week i opened a file in excel that was 219 characters in length. this week i opened the same file, wanted to save and rename it almost the exact same name, bar changing the date. The new file name was the exact same length, 219 characters and now i can't save either version. Nothing has changed on my end during this past week. I understand that the file name limit is 218 characters but don't understand why i am just seeing this issue now? Did microsoft change something this week?