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.

    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.

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