Maximum Path Length Limitation RRS feed

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  • Hi,
    According to  The Windows API has many functions that also have Unicode versions to permit an extended-length path for a maximum total path length of 32,767 characters.  To specify an extended-length path, use the "\\?\" prefix. For example, "\\?\D:\<very long path>".  It also states that the "\\?\" prefix can also be used with paths constructed according to the universal naming convention (UNC).  For example, "\\?\UNC\server\share", where "server" is the name of the computer and "share" is the name of the shared folder.  I can't get the "\\?\UNC\servername\sharename" to work at all.  It always comes back and say "The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect."  Can anyone help to tell me what's wrong with my syntax or this is just something doesn't work at all?  Thank you!
    Wednesday, February 17, 2010 11:04 PM


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