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Data transfer longer than 256 characters

Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Hi Guys
Does anyone know the best way to transfer data between servers (w3k and 2000) that have file lengths longer than 256 characters (including file path). Either built in or 3rd party?

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I have run into this problem before I got around it by sharing a folder deeper into the tree and performing the copy operation from a mapped drive to that share.

Hope this helps


That's fine but we have entire drives of data to copy accross (around 200 - 300 GB) each. We've been using Syncback to copy the data but this doesn't handle excessive filenames. We're trying to find a very simple programme to enable us to copy this amount of data from our old drives onto new ones.

I think the solution may lie in a 3rd party app.
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