Path length for calibre portable

Bug #1866739 reported by Martin on 2020-03-10
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Bug Description

After getting an Office 365 installation I started using OneDrive.
So I moved my existing calibre portable installation from D:\Library to C:\..\USER\..\OneDrive\Library
As I tried to start calibre there was no reaction.

I tried to install the latest version of calibre portable. Now i got the message about 59 characters long path.
It would be nice to have calibre-portable.exe issue the same message instead of just doing nothing.

Reference: #961780 Path to Calibre Portable too long

Do not put your calibre library in a OneDrive folder, you will lose
data.
https://manual.calibre-ebook.com/faq.html#i-am-getting-errors-with-my-calibre-library-on-a-networked-drive-nas

As for adding a path length check in calibre-portable.exe, that is
certainly something that could be done, in addition to having it in the
installer.

Martin (mh57) wrote :

Thank you for the warning of loosing data.

As my primary need is backup, this works for me:
- Running calibre with a local library path
- robocopy the library to OneDrive (various automation possible)
- In OneDrive I set "Free up space" for the target directory for not having data twice on the HD.

Fixed in branch master. The fix will be in the next release. calibre is usually released every alternate Friday.

 status fixreleased

Changed in calibre:
status: New → Fix Released
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