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Author Topic: Long Path Fixer  (Read 807 times)

MilesAhead

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Long Path Fixer
« on: December 18, 2015, 08:05:33 AM »
There were a couple of threads about "path too long" error in the past.  I noticed this freeware to fix path too long errors.  The page seems to have quality freeware so I thought I would mention it.

Too Long Path Fixer

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Re: Long Path Fixer
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2016, 10:08:15 AM »
Related to this is an article describing a Registry Tweak to remove this 260 char path limitation in Windows 10:

http://www.addictive...dows-10/#more-183300

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Re: Long Path Fixer
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2016, 06:08:25 PM »
Until I read that, I had not realised that you could fix this in Win10 either through a small change in Windows Group Policy (if you have access to it) or a small Registry change.
Is a dead simple fix now, it seems.

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Re: Long Path Fixer
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2016, 12:07:25 PM »
Until I read that, I had not realised that you could fix this in Win10 either through a small change in Windows Group Policy (if you have access to it) or a small Registry change.
Is a dead simple fix now, it seems.

If someone mentioned it I had forgotten about it until I ran across that article.  My kingdom for a workbench with a dozen junk, er, I mean, previously new but expendable, PCs so I can try 10 and a lot of Linux stuff out.  It seems like W10 is solidifying.   ;D


But my next thing is to get a smart phone to program, or try to.  I can fit that in my bag at least.  :)

Edit:  I wonder if a performance hit motivated MS to leave it disabled by default?  Perhaps it has to load additional code as in yet another DLL hooked to Explorer?  Just speculating.

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Re: Long Path Fixer
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2016, 12:52:31 PM »
...Edit:  I wonder if a performance hit motivated MS to leave it disabled by default?  Perhaps it has to load additional code as in yet another DLL hooked to Explorer?  Just speculating.
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Exactly. You may well be right. How to test?
My first thought was, "Finally!"
Then, "Now why would they want to leave that disabled by default in this shiny new OS?"
Then it was. "Oh well" (click). Enabled.
Perhaps I've just bogged my laptop...

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Re: Long Path Fixer
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2016, 04:45:14 PM »
...Edit:  I wonder if a performance hit motivated MS to leave it disabled by default?  Perhaps it has to load additional code as in yet another DLL hooked to Explorer?  Just speculating.
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Exactly. You may well be right. How to test?
My first thought was, "Finally!"
Then, "Now why would they want to leave that disabled by default in this shiny new OS?"
Then it was. "Oh well" (click). Enabled.
Perhaps I've just bogged my laptop...

Please post if you notice a lag not there previously.  I am just curious how the drama unfolds.   ;D