How can I search for path/filenames that are over 255 characterslong which is not allowed in Windows

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Talk' started by knightball, Nov 16, 2007.

  1. knightball

    knightball Guest

    Say I extract files from a compressed file and I do this a couple of folders
    deep - say in: C:\Users\Todd\Pictures\Professional Logos And
    Pictures\Company Logos\Larger Than 100x100\

    And when I extract a file in this folder it has files that are several
    folders deep - creating a path and file name that is greater than 255 (or
    260) which Vista allows to be created but if I say goto copy and paste the
    folder \Larger Than 100x100 when it comes to a file that is greater than 255
    there is an error and says can't copy the file because th filenam is
    to long.

    ???? How can I search for all the files that are over Windows Vista naming
    limit of 255 or 260 characters (not sure how many it actually is - it is
    either 255 or 260)?

    Any help appreciated.

    knightball, Nov 16, 2007
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