Can Wiin10 have a path and file name longer than 256 characters?


  1. Posts : 34
    Windows 10
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    Can Wiin10 have a path and file name longer than 256 characters?


    I was under the impression that this was a feature that was added to one of the updates on Windows 10.

    Enable long file name support in Windows 10 | IT Pro

    How come I'm still gettng an error when copying a file deep down a directory path to another drive?

    eg. copy c:\users ...256+ characters...\fName d:\

    I'm using WIndows 10, Home, 64-bit (and yes I did the registry fix suggested in the link above)
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  2. Posts : 810
    Win10
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    Whoops, I take it back. It didn't work for me either.
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  3. spunk's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 20H2
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    Did you reboot after applying the Registry Modification?
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  4. Posts : 34
    Windows 10
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    spunk said:
    Did you reboot after applying the Registry Modification?
    Yes, I rebooted and double checked the registry modification.

    To re-create create a new Windows file, copy any long paragraph to the WIndows clipboard, re-name the file using the paragraph as the file name, press Enter to rename the file, and the system will beep with an error. I am using WIn Home 64-bit version 1803 build 17134.345. I'm logged in an admin account.
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