Windows 10: Do VPNs add additional characters to file paths?

Discus and support Do VPNs add additional characters to file paths? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I'm noticing that when working remotely some files in my work's shared drive are not opening. It appears to be when the file path goes over 246... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by 9216544, Mar 26, 2020 at 12:27 PM.

  1. 9216544 Win User

    Do VPNs add additional characters to file paths?


    I'm noticing that when working remotely some files in my work's shared drive are not opening. It appears to be when the file path goes over 246 characters or so, I can't open the document. I don't believe this was an issue when working in the office. At the office, we still use a shared drive over our network, but not a VPN. Is there any way I can work around this other than shortening the file path?

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  2. Knoxx29 Win User

    Vpn ( trusted Vpn)

    Hi everyone.
    I am not an expert about Vpn and that's why I would like to know if someone could list me a few trusted Vpns, I would really appreciate any suggestion/ advice.

    Thanks.
     
  3. P4-630 Win User
    Vpn ( trusted Vpn)

    Tired of Germany blocking many youtube videos? *Big Grin Do VPNs add additional characters to file paths? :D
     
  4. Do VPNs add additional characters to file paths?

    Cannot Open the file because the file path is more than 218 characters

    Hi Mani L,

    There is no fix or workaround for your inquiry other than your listed exceptions are these are not defined as "issues" by Microsoft but more of as a limitation:

    Path length limitations for common files

    Microsoft Word: 259 characters.

    Microsoft PowerPoint: 259 characters.

    Microsoft Access: 259 characters.

    Microsoft Excel: 218 characters.

    Microsoft Windows standard file path limit is 259-characters which means rule may apply to other type file (e,g,. .PDF, .TXT).

    Related discussion:
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/for...


    Thanks & best regards.
     
    RichardGuerzon, Mar 26, 2020 at 12:30 PM
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