Windows 10: Enable or Disable Win32 Long Paths in Windows 10  

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  1.    19 May 2017 #10

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    Windows explorer and a load of other applications which use the explorer interface for selecting files still DO NOT support long file names / paths + folders + files names still have to be < around 260 chars -- can't remember the exact number but it's about that.

    I'm sure I've posted on this a few times -

    I've a load of Music files which have descriptive path + folder names and then of course track names .

    Windows truncates to some sort of meaningless drivel.

    Maybe totally new apps not dependant on windows explorer for file browsing might work bit things like VLC / Plex / Movie player etc etc still use Windows explorer / file explorer for browsing / searching files.

    Until File explorer is fixed to handle long file names I think you'll just have to forget the option even exists as 99.999% of stuff out there still works with the fille / path length limitation whatever settings are used.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Yeah, the majority of people that seems to have this issue is related to their music collection which would have long path + long filenames..

    We need an alternative to explorer to copy/move those files.
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  2.    19 May 2017 #11

    Kerpert said: View Post
    Hi, I have Win 10 Pro version 1607 build 14393.576 with Win32 Long Paths enable.

    There is "C:\Users\.........\Downloads\music folder" with very long subfolders and files some with more then 260 characters path, but no error to read.
    When I copy music folder in "Z:\music folder" on an external NTFS drive it says error path too long.

    Why?
    Read through the entire posts..
    You will find the reason why.
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