Enabling this setting will cause the long paths to be accessible within the process. Windows 10 Descriptlon: Enabling Win32 long paths Will allow manifested win32 applications and Windows Store applications to access paths b9'ond the normal 260 character There are ways to manage long file paths with some tools or via non-Windows resources, but I am unsure if any exists in Windows to allow end users to by pass that restriction. 3. Navigate to Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Filesystem > NTFS. NTFS Folder Redirection Group Policy Internet Communication i SCSI 3 setting(s) Enable Win32 paths Edit policy setting Requirements: At least Windows Server 2016. Use the NT-style name syntax "\\?\D:\very long path" to workaround this issue.. Restart your Windows. This is most of the way down the page for the above link. Windows 10 "Enable NTFS long paths policy" option missing March 13, 2015 For some time, Microsoft has supported an option to remove the limit of 260 symbols for NTFS file name length. If you are using git, you can also try this way: c) Click Enable NTFS long paths option and enable it. Press Enter and Group Policy Editor will open. Windows 10 has a work around for that. References. Hit the Windows key, type gpedit.msc and press Enter. Windows Server 2012 R2 is based on Windows 8.1 not Windows 10 version 1607+, and the option you are asking about is only a feature of Windows 10 version 1607+. However, you must opt-in to the new behavior. Many applications user the Windows API, in most cases when it needs a path to a file this is specified to be up to MAX_PATH characters long. Hi, I don't recommend to do for compatibility with other software, but you can change the max length of path: (1) run regedit.exe as administrator (2) locate [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem] (3) change data value [LongPathsEnabled] (DWORD) to "1" (4) close regedit and restart Windows [note] this can be applied to Windows 10. To enable the long path behavior in Windows 10: Go to Windows Start and type REGEDIT. 2. In Windows Server 2016 and Windows 10 1607, there is a new GPO feature “Enable Wind32 Long Paths”, which definitely can help us to solve this issue. Enabling NTFS long paths will allow manifested win32 applications and Windows Store applications to access paths beyond the normal 260 char limit per node. Windows Server 2012 R2 does not support paths longer than 260 characters. 08-10-2016, 07:26 pm Sick Freak I constantly have problems dealing with the 260 character limit in file path/names and have read many times that a new GPO called "Enable NTFS long paths" was supposed to be included in the Anniversary Update and have seen many screen shots and videos showing it, but they were all preview versions. According to my research, you could enable NTFS Long Paths using Group Policy Editor or by using a Registry tweak. "Enable Long Paths in Windows 10, Version 1607, and Later Starting in Windows 10, version 1607, MAX_PATH limitations have been removed from common Win32 file and directory functions. Enable NTFS Long Path In Win 10. The recent most Windows 10 preview is enabling users to change the 260 characters limit. Any path that is longer than 260 characters needs to be trimmed down to be accessible. 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