[p4] Windows file name length issues

Patrick Bennett patrick.bennett at inin.com
Sat Aug 18 20:49:50 PDT 2007

No, Vista is an NT-based OS.  The DOS days died with Win9x.


David Weintraub wrote:
> Yes, the MAX_PATH is set to only 255. I knew that the Win32 API is
> suppose to support names as long as 32K, and I knew that NTFS supports
> that. It's one of the things MS people keep bringing up to me. And,
> all are shocked when I show them that I cannot create a file longer
> than 255 characters in Windows Explorer.
> I heard there was a workaround, but I know few programs that actually
> support it.
> Does Vista have the same MAX_PATH limitation?

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