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What are the File name restrictions ?

Can anyone point me to info on any file name restrictions for Panopt uploads to the cloud ?

We have instances of a valid file name on a user's Mac being rejected when they try to upload.

It came back with a generic file error but after some investigating, it appears the name was too long.

Yes it was a ridiculously long name of a Blackboard Collaborate session downloaded from Moodle which was not shortened !

What ever the limit is, it appears shorter than the 255 odd characters on PC/Macs etc. We obviously ask our staff to shorten names, but they do sometimes just drag the long downloaded Collaborate Ultra recordings to Panopto.



  • Hi @Mark Robinson,

    I checked with a colleague, and confirmed that it is 199 or less characters. If you have any more questions, please feel free to ask - we're always happy to help!

    Best wishes,


  • Hi Caitlin,

    Thanks for the info good to know. Obviously we recommend shorter but helpful to know the limit is less than the Mac OS can handle.

    All the best,


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