Windows 10: Biggest disappointment Long file names don't work

Discus and support Biggest disappointment Long file names don't work in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi there I was really hoping for the Long file names to work (> 260 chars inc Directory names) -- No go --still don't work. I've some other... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by jimbo45, Aug 2, 2016.

  1. jimbo45 Win User

    Biggest disappointment Long file names don't work


    Hi there

    I was really hoping for the Long file names to work (> 260 chars inc Directory names) -- No go --still don't work.

    I've some other issues - but this is a real disappointment.

    Cheers
    Jimbo

    :)
     
    jimbo45, Aug 2, 2016
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  3. Long file names that are not long

    Hi,

    Thank for letting us know about the issue.

    I am glad to know that your issue is fixed. If you face any issue or needs assistance, please feel free to contact us.

    Thank you
     
    Uttam Yadav, Aug 2, 2016
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  4. swarfega Win User

    Biggest disappointment Long file names don't work

    swarfega, Aug 2, 2016
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  5. jimbo45 Win User
    Hi there
    @swarfega

    On One system I got Windows can't find gpedit.msc and on the other there's no long file names option.

    The one with no gpedit.msc is the one updated via Automatic update and the other vis the update assistant tool so even the updates aren't identical

    What a dogs dinner --surely people test this stuff before letting it out of the door. This is BASIC !! to have the update consistent on systems. Both running W10 x-64 Pro GB edition and version is (on both) Version 1607 (Os Build 14393.10) ??????

    I think in future I'll wait a few weeks before doing anything like this again.
    I've backed up both, installed in VM's in case there's some testing I can do meanwhile and reverted back to 1511.

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Aug 2, 2016
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  6. swarfega Win User
    Who knows, maybe it's different again on the home edition. Are you able to test that?
     
    swarfega, Aug 2, 2016
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  7. altae Win User
    Jimbo45 is right, the option has been removed.
     
    altae, Aug 2, 2016
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  8. Biggest disappointment Long file names don't work

    The Home edition doesn't have the Group Policy Editor so I wouldn't expect to find a gpedit.msc on those systems.
     
    alphanumeric, Aug 2, 2016
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  9. It's not there in Group Policy for me either, Windows 10 Education 1607
     
    alphanumeric, Aug 2, 2016
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  10. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Brink, Aug 2, 2016
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  11. jimbo45 Win User
    Hi there

    I tried that too --although registry keys were changed / created didn't work even after re-boot.

    Temporary solution - run VM in HYPER-V / VMware and run server from Linux VM.

    Another issue is VMware - BRIDGED networking doesn't work --could be a while before VMWARE fixes that. Using NAT isn't an acceptable alternative unfortunately.

    I'll keep 1511 until some of the early adopters have got issues fixed. !!

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Aug 2, 2016
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  12. altae Win User
    Once more jimbo45, bridged networking works. Please take a look at the output of ifconfig, executed in my virtual machine (Fedora 24) under VMWare Workstation 12 Pro. You can clearly see that an IP of my LAN pool has been assigned to the virtual machine by the router (network is 192.168.1.0/24). I've also attached a screenshot of the virtual network editor.

    What software of VMWare (player or workstation) do you use? And what version? On my system the existing network configuration for VMWare Workstation also stopped working after the update. But restoring defaults fixed that issue.
     
    altae, Aug 2, 2016
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  13. jimbo45 Win User

    Biggest disappointment Long file names don't work

    Hi there
    @altae

    VMware workstation with Host restored back to 1511 which is working fine.


    Biggest disappointment Long file names don't work [​IMG]


    It doesn't work with the new Windows (Windows build 1607)

    I've tried this on TWO totally different physical machines as well. Same result.

    When you start the VM in the updated Windows you get vmnet0 not available - will start with vmnet0 disconnected so ifconfig won't be of any use.

    NAT works OK but I NEED Bridged for various applications that the VM has to be accessible to from a variety of different Networks with different subnets,


    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Aug 2, 2016
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  14. altae Win User
    That's exactly what happened on my host. But I fixed it like this:

    1. In VMWare Workstation go to "Edit\Virtual Network Editor"
    2. Click on the button "Change Settings" which requests admin rights in order to show all virtual network adapters.


    Biggest disappointment Long file names don't work [​IMG]


    3. Click on the button in the lower left corner "Restore Defaults".
    4. Configure the virtual network adapters according to your needs.


    Biggest disappointment Long file names don't work [​IMG]


    I've set up VMNet0 (bridged) and VMNet 1 (host-only) and deleted the NAT adapter because I don't need that one. And now everything works as before the update. Give it a try, it should work for you too.
     
    altae, Aug 2, 2016
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  15. cereberus Win User
    I cannot find the GPE entry in RS1 that is shown in the tutorial. It is almost as if MS pulled long names at the last minute?
     
    cereberus, Aug 2, 2016
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