Windows 10: Long file path problem on non-C drives

Discus and support Long file path problem on non-C drives in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I think I found a strange bug/limitation in Windows 10 related to long file paths (260+ characters). In short: dragging and dropping long path files... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by centen, Jun 10, 2021.

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    Long file path problem on non-C drives


    I think I found a strange bug/limitation in Windows 10 related to long file paths (260+ characters). In short: dragging and dropping long path files from Explorer to a program's window fails, if the file is on a non-system (not C:\) drive. I attached an example file, so that you can easily try and reproduce this, for example: 1. Create a folder called test on C:\ and D:\ (so, C:\test\ and D:\test\). 2. Extract the attached .zip directly into these two folders. 3. Open a new blank instance of Notepad. 4. Drag and drop the .txt from either of the above folders into Notepad. The result is that the .txt from the C:\ drive loads fine, but the one from D:\ doesn't load at all. This is weird, because both have the exact same path length. Oh and the "Enable Win32 long paths" setting in GP makes no difference.

    :)
     
    centen, Jun 10, 2021
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    Randy_Vran, Jun 10, 2021
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  3. Add a path to $PATH?

    what exactly do you need to decipher about that path line? also, what are you installing? perhaps i can help.
     
    Easy Rhino, Jun 10, 2021
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  4. Long file path problem on non-C drives

    Add a path to $PATH?

    Yeah, I think you're right. I think the purpose of the echo command was to check if ~/bin was in the $PATH file. My problem is that I can't decipher the output and I don't know how to add ~/bin to the $PATH file.

    Just for clarification, the snippet of instructions I gave is just a few steps in the installation process. Nothing is actually supposed to be installed with those steps.

    Thanks for the reply.
     
    angelkiller, Jun 10, 2021
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