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Microsoft removes 260 character limit for NTFS Path

Microsoft removes 260 character limit for NTFS Path

The recent most Windows 10 preview is enabling users to change the 260 characters limit. As mentioned in the description, “Enabling NTFS long paths will allow manifested win32 applications and Windows Store applications to access paths beyond the normal 260 char limit per node.”


To utilize this feature, you will need to make some edits to using Group Policy.

Follow the steps below:

  1. Open Group Policy Editor (Press Windows Key and type gpedit.msc and hit Enter key.
  2. Navigate to the following directory:  Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Filesystem > NTFS.
  3. Click Enable NTFS long paths option and enable it.

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