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Can we override 256 character limit in filename in windows xp

Posted on 2009-05-13
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I have a download utility that downloads files from a archive repository. Some of the file name and file path are too long.

Whenever the Windows limit of 256 character occurs, the utility skips the files. Is there a way in windows, where we can set to overide the 256 character limit.

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It is a system limitation, read here:
http://vlaurie.com/computers2/Articles/filenames.htm

However the following articlae may help you??
http://www.pctools.com/guides/registry/detail/1247/
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TECH_NET--There are ways to exceed the 256 limit.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa365247.aspx
(see section headed "maximum path lehgth")
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