What is the longest file path that Windows can handle?
Maximum Path Length (from MSDN)
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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.