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2016 Server/W10 - Long File Path Limits Not working

Currently unable to rename files in paths which exceed the systems 256 character limit via Windows File Explorer.

I've applied the registry key "LongPathsEnabled" to bring the maximum towards 1024 characters in the file path, but no avail.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem
Key: LongPathsEnabled=1

Is there another registry key which I need or option that needs to be modified that would allow one to modify files/folders? I used to be able to do it in Windows 7 environments, there must be another setting that I cannot locate.

I am unable to modify the files via UNC paths either.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
ArneLovius

Are you accessing local files, or files on a network share ?
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both, network and local. same results. both client and server have this reg key enabled. both client and server are unable to go past 256 via File Explorer in paths... what do you have in mind ? other than shortening names....
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Michael Pfister

Just to make sure:

LongPathsEnabled = 1 value type is REG_DWORD 32-bit?


This is Windows 10 1607 or higher?
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Michael .... reg is set as mentioned in the post.

it’s on a “supported build”.
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Michael Pfister

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file explorer has not been updated to support long paths.

if you want minimum issues dealing with long paths, then use PS v7 or use the new Windows Terminal.

both of them have native support for long paths. using other pieces of software will lead to inconsistent results.
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Thanks all. it is as suspected. file explorer will not support it. nothing further unless Microsoft decides to add this support in the near future.
Michael B. Smith

Did you mean to split between myself and Michael Pfister? My answer is accurate.
Michael Pfister

Yes, please split points.
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rwheeler23
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My post works as well #a43017311