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Re: Problems with the the length of names and Windows

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-09-03 13:02:08 CEST

Kevin Greiner wrote:
> On 9/3/06, *Stefan Küng* <tortoisesvn@gmail.com
> <mailto:tortoisesvn@gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>
> Not quite correct: pathnames on NTFS can be up to 32kbytes long. But the
> shell (i.e. explorer, desktop) can only deal with pathnames up to
> MAX_PATH characters (which is defined as 256).
>
>
> Thanks for the clarification. Anyone know if Vista allows paths > 256? A
> few minutes googling didn't turn up anything useful.

The API's haven't changed, so my guess is that the explorer doesn't
support such paths even in Vista.

Stefan

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