What is the longest file path that Windows can handle?
Maximum Path Length (from MSDN)
XP file path- 250 characters
Vista file path - 260 characters
The longest path on a clean install of Windows XP is 152 characters.
The longest path on a semi-clean install of Windows Vista is 195 characters:
Windows XP allows file names upto 255 characters in length
Windows Vista allows even longer filenames containing upto 260 characters.
32k is while using UNICODE, but now we must use it, so we should also use such max path length.
protected by slhck♦ Apr 17 at 9:31
Thank you for your interest in this question. Because it has attracted low-quality answers, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site.
Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?