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  1.    08 Oct 2017 #1
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    256 Character Limit still exists on Windows 10?


    Guys, does the 256 character limit still exist on Windows 10?

    I love organizing my folders and sub-folders and sub-sub-folders and organizing everything deeply, and I always had the 256 character limit as a major pain in the ass, forcing me to shorten folder names and stuff and waste time.

    Does that limitation still exist in Windows 10?

    Thanks
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  2.    08 Oct 2017 #2
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  3.    08 Oct 2017 #3
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    Thanks man. I'll check it out when my new lap top arrives in a day or two. I can't wait
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  4.    08 Oct 2017 #4
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    You are very welcome!
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  5.    09 Oct 2017 #5
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    But... it's not at all a complete solution.
    Insider Members - CU update has it fixed long file names - Windows 10 Forums
    - See #10 for example.

    There's a tutorial about this:
    Enable or Disable Win32 Long Paths in Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    - but see the exceptions mentioned in the discussion following.
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  6.    12 Oct 2017 #6
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    So here I am trying to deal with this.

    I tried this tutorial, however, when I get here:

    "In the Local Group Policy Editor, in the left-hand pane, drill down to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Filesystem. On the right, find the “Enable win32 long paths” item and double-click it."

    The Filesystem doesn't exist for me. I don't have it. So I can't complete the tutorial.
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  7.    12 Oct 2017 #7
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    If you like, you can use Option 2 below from our tutorial here to do it for you. Be sure to read the info at the top of the tutorial though.

    Enable or Disable Win32 Long Paths in Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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  8.    12 Oct 2017 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    If you like, you can use Option 2 below from our tutorial here to do it for you. Be sure to read the info at the top of the tutorial though.

    Enable or Disable Win32 Long Paths in Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    Let me ask you something, it will save me time from doing this, and you would know the answer.

    Basically the only reason I want this is because I love to organize things in folders, sub-folders, and more sub-folders and sub-folders, and then some.

    So will this fix allow me to create a folder in a folder in a folder etc etc etc and cross the 256 char limit?
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  9.    12 Oct 2017 #9
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    Okay, I tried it. Doesn't work.

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    I'll try a restart and see if it works then.
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  10.    12 Oct 2017 #10
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    I'm afraid this is for path, not file name.
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