Does Win 8 support long path names?

Started Apr 6, 2013 | Discussions thread
Scott Eaton
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Re: Does Win 8 support long path names?
In reply to glasswave, Apr 7, 2013

Dug around MS technet, and can't see any differences in file path limits that are any different in Win8 -vs- Win7 or Vista.

Usually what happens is an OS or application that isn't Windows creates the long paths, and then Windows barfs when it tries to parse it. Hackers will sometimes do this with some fancy API commands within windows to keep AV software from reading their code. Also, not all applications can read the full 260 character limit, Cough - Crystal Reports - cough.

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