Thursday, 18 April 2013

Microsoft's 255 Character File Limit


If your like me and work in IT every so often this issue will crop up.
 
Where a copy fails or a backup fails due to long file paths, most users dont understand this or why there is a limit many people I speak to say "there should not be a limit" nice in a perfect world, anyone of a certain age who had a DOS or Windows 3.x based PC will remember the 8 character limit ! ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8.3_filename )
 
Here is a good description of the Microsoft 255 Character limit that we all face at some point.

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