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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 316
    Windows 10 Pro
       03 Aug 2016 #21

    BahBoh said: View Post
    I enabled long file paths using the policy editor but then I could NOT BELIEVE that File Explorer - Microsoft's File Explorer - in 2016 does NOT support long file paths !
    Well, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that support for long path names is still a work in progress. It is not even enabled by default.

    BahBoh said: View Post
    How can Microsoft do that ?!
    We stopped asking such questions after the infamous recent blunder with Regedit, which crashed during Search operations because of exceedingly long registry key names.
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  2. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 84
    Windows
       03 Aug 2016 #22

    BahBoh said: View Post
    Can anyone tell me if the manifest hack above works for File Explorer ?
    It's not great... Explorer uses hard-coded buffers in various places that don't allow paths greater than 256 characters and there are a bunch of shell extensions (including some in Windows) that are affected.

    You would be better off finding an alternative file browser.

    Mystere said: View Post
    rumor has it that the next release (Redstone 2) is going to have a new Universal File Manger application
    Rumor you say?

    https://i.imgur.com/pgASs0x.png
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  3. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       03 Aug 2016 #23

    dmex said: View Post
    It's rumor that it will be in RS2, not that they're working on one (one never knows when or if it will actually make it into the build, or if it will replace the desktop File Explorer)
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  4. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 2
    Win 10 au
       04 Aug 2016 #24

    dmex said: View Post
    It's not great... Explorer uses hard-coded buffers in various places that don't allow paths greater than 256 characters and there are a bunch of shell extensions (including some in Windows) that are affected.
    If only there were some developers at Microsoft.
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