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Microsoft KB Archive/103448

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PC Win: Folder Names Limited to 127 Characters

Article ID: 103448

Article Last Modified on 10/30/2006


  • Microsoft Mail Client 3.0
  • Microsoft Mail Client 3.0
  • Microsoft Mail Client 3.2

This article was previously published under Q103448


When you create a new folder in version 3.0, 3.0b, or 3.2 of Microsoft Mail for Windows, the following error may occur:

This name or comment is too long. Type a shorter name or comment.


Mail for Windows allows a maximum folder name of 127 characters. The new folder's Name field does not prevent you from typing names longer than 127 characters, but Mail displays the error message when you choose OK.


Devise a folder name of 127 or fewer characters and choose OK to create the folder.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in versions 3.0, 3.0b, and 3.2 of Microsoft Mail for Windows. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Additional query words: 3.00 3.00b 3.20 errmsg

Keywords: KB103448