Error adding new project to solution in Visual Studo 2010
Posted on 2011-09-21
I have a pecular problem. I am currently working on a VS2010 solution. In this solution, there are several projects who's path lengths are 168+ characters long. When I attempt to add a project to this solution, the following error appears when I am typing the 156th character of the path:
"The length of the full path for the solution, project or item you are creating exceeds the maximum path length allowed by the system. You must reduce the length of the name or the location"
After doing a bit of research, I read that the path length could not be more than 259 characters. Why is this error appearing when the length is plenty below the 259 char limit? Does anybody know how to view/edit where this limit is set? Can this limit be changed?