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Windows 260 character limit

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  1. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    I know this is not a computer forum, but let's see if anyone has a solution (if a solution even exists).

    I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro (legit, not cracked).

    So, I have a problem with Windows 260 character limitation. I like to organize my shit really well, so I have folders within folders within folders, then those folders have folders in them and those folders have folders in them, and then those folders have files in them...

    Anyway you get the picture. I would like Windows to remove this big dick they have stuck up my ass with the 260 character limitation, so that I don't have to waste time. I mean, I done sat and shortened folder names in order to make it fit, to where...

    this is my folder name

    thisismyfoldername

    thsismyfldrnam

    I mean, the fuck guys? The fuck?

    Anyone has "Microsoft remove dick from ass solution?"

    Thank you
     
  2. JustUs

    JustUs Power Member

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    Map the folder.

    To map a path to a drive letter, you can use either the subst or net use commands from a Windows command line. The main difference between the two is that subst expects the location to always be available. If for some reason that location can’t be found, it will try desperately to reconnect at the expense of your computers performance. net use on the other hand is more fault tolerant. When a mapped path appears to be disconnected, it will gracefully disable that mapping until you try to access it again, at which point it will attempt to connect again.

    Map a drive with subst

    To create a new mapping:

    subst x: C:\Folder\Example

    To remove a mapping:

    subst x: /D
    Map a drive with net use

    net use x: \\localhost\c$\Folder\Example

    see also:
    http://superuser.com/questions/644684/mapping-drive-letters-to-local-folders/644706#644706
     
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  3. HoNeYBiRD

    HoNeYBiRD Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    They removed the 260 chars limitation for NTFS paths with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update, you still need to enable it manually though. I know it's not much of a help when you're on Win 8.1. :)

    Here's a guide for Win 10 for before and after the Anniversary Update: http://www.ryadel.com/en/enable-ntf...y-remove-255-260-characters-limit-windows-10/
    If you can find the same entry in the Group Policy Editor/registry on Win 8.1, i guess you can do it with 8.1 too.
     
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  4. Scorpion Ghost

    Scorpion Ghost Senior Member

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    Well damn, just about 2 weeks ago I finally formatted my lap top after a year of not formatting it, and I went back from Windows 10 to Windows 8.1.

    Damn... now I want to go to 10 again...

    Okay, good to know, thanks man :)
     
  5. davids355

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    Didn't know this :)