My formula is huge

You need to create a spreadsheet naming convention for your Accounting department that is using Windows 7 on their laptops. What is the maximum size of a spreadsheet filename, including both the filename and the extension?

A) 63 characters

B) 127 characters

C) 255 characters

D) 511 characters

E) Just keep typing until you get tired

The answer: C) 255 characters

A Windows filename can be as long as 255 characters. This number also includes the path of the folders, so you have to count the folder names when you are calculating the total size of the filename.

Want to know more? Watch “Directories and Files.”

File management of the Windows operating system is a mix of files, folders, attributes, and permissions. In this video, you’ll learn about Windows file systems, the structure of directories, and how files are named and managed.