Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 30th May 2016 21:14 UTC, submitted by Răzvan T. Coloja

The maximum length for a path (file name and its directory route) - also known as MAX_PATH - has been defined by 260 characters. But with the latest Windows 10 Insider preview, Microsoft is giving users the ability to increase the limit.

The recent most Windows 10 preview is enabling users to change the 260 characters limit. As mentioned in the description, "Enabling NTFS long paths will allow manifested win32 applications and Windows Store applications to access paths beyond the normal 260 char limit per node."

Did anyone ever run into this limit? It seems like something that would really be bothersome on servers.

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This was a real problem
by stanbr on Tue 31st May 2016 19:03 UTC
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In my working place, some people uses Linux, others Windows (mostly bosses). So, this became a real issue.

Some Linux developers would commit files with long paths (due to our internal folders organization and the fact that Java source-codes consumes a lot of path with /br/com/etc/etc/etc/

Then a boss would call me because Windows machines refuses to pull the files...

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