Have server that has files on it that have file paths that have greater than 255 characters.
The files are hidden (show hidden files is set to yes)
If I am logged into the server (Win 2K8 R2 w/SP1) and go into the directory, the files are not displayed at all.
Other hidden files with less than 255 chars are displayed correctly.
This is a client that does video production.
If I got to one of the video production editing machines (Win 7 64 SP1 w/Video Editing Software installed) and navigate to the share, I can see the files.
If I copy one of the hidden files off the server using the video production machine, then try to copy it back on to the server, it says that it is already there and would I like to overwrite it (thus the files are physically on the server).
The hidden files are stored on a 24TB Array (GPT Disk), they are also stored on a Win2k3 server which exhibits the exact same behavior.
My thought is that the video production software installed some registry entry that allows it to see files (allows windows explorer to display files) with greater than 255 characters.
So how can I get win 2k8 server to natively (without adding other software to the mix) display the files. Any ideas?