Reply to post: Re: Long File Path support

Heaps of Windows 10 internal builds, private source code leak online

Kiwi Silver badge
WTF?

Re: Long File Path support

It already exists, since Anniversary Update. Set HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem\LongPathsEnabled to 1, reboot system.

So.. You have to futz around with the registry to get something that should've been there by default at least 20 years ago?

Microsoft's been trying to get that added for years. Every time they try it, they get tons of reports from enterprise customers that it breaks <insert-important-and-private-internal-app-here>.

Yet other systems have had it a lot longer, without said issues...

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