Folder compare with very long path and file names (255+ chars)
Posted on 2004-10-24
Not sure this is the right area for this; if not, let me know...
Anyone have any idea how to copy files from one place to another when the file path name length exceeds what Windows 2000 can handle natively? The folders in question, if you navigate to the end of the folder structure, once you hit the limit, either Windows throws an error window "Can't access this folder. Path is too long.", or if the folder itself goes over the path limit it refuses to change folders (with no error or message), or if the files within the folder go over the limit, it won't show the files in that folder (again, without error or message).
I've been using xcopy to copy the files from one server to another, then use WinDiff to ensure they are the same. However, both of these utilities also have the path name length limit, so they're no good for me. Any ideas? Programs, reghacks, patches, etc?