Any way to work around the "uri is too long" error?

Apr 20, 2016 at 5:04 PM
Whenever transferring files that may be nested with numerous folders, SPFileZilla (and explorer for that matter) may throw an error about the uri being too long. To work around this, I use a temporary doc library at the root site to load the files into as then the uri is shorter than if I load into a subsite that might be 3 levels down from the root. Once the doc library is loaded, I then have to transfer the doc library to the correct subsite.

Is there any way to have SPFileZilla work around this issue? Specifically, I am loading into an On Premises SharePoint 2013 farm.
Apr 20, 2016 at 5:59 PM
Actually, I found that the root issue was not relating to the uri being too long but that there were files where the file type was not allowed. After changing SP to allow that file type, the files were moved without error.
Marked as answer by pwentink on 4/20/2016 at 9:59 AM