Microsoft removes 260 characters for NTFS Path limit

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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