Is there a registry edit/ group policy or any setting in Windows 2008 R2 to prevent users not to create folders/file path exceeding 260 Chars. Any third party tool is also welcome which give warning or scan the file system for long file names.
Whatever, actually by default we cannot create file/folder exceeding 255 chars.
Some programs (generally third party programs) can create long file path. They do not access the whole path from root so they will able to create a folder under a deep path. Sometimes this
will occur in a share which can be accessed by different operation system such as Linux.
So we may not have a method to restrict it as it is not designed to work like this.
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This is impossible and the only thing that can prevent users from doing this is the OS.
What i have not tried is creating a root folder say 200 chars long, then giving users access to a folder within that. In theory i would imagine they are then allowed only 60 chars left, any more and the base OS will error.
Proposed as answer by[- Alex -]Tuesday, December 04, 2012 5:57 PM
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