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How is it possible for file paths exceeding 256 characters to be created? [duplicate]

How is it possible for file paths exceeding 256 characters to be created in the first place if 256 characters is the maximum length Windows can recognize? We are running SBS 2003 and I am currently ...
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Environment variables and commands lost after Windows 8.1 upgrade

No sooner did I upgrade to windows 8.1 from windows 8, I found that I was unable to run commands from commandline like python, pip, cat,ls etc which are installed in the system when windows 8 existed. ...
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Batch script Issue passing path as paramter with spaces [duplicate]

go.bat @echo off set url=D:\Download\Path with space inside echo "%url%" pause output: C:\Users\Admin\Desktop>go "D:\Download\Path with space inside" Premere un tasto per continuare . . . ...
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Windows compact /s /u command runs forever on deep directories greater than MAX_PATH

I ran the command compact /U /S /I /Q > status.txt on a large deep directory and after it ran for over 24 hours I decided to investigate whether it was hanging. It turned out that meanwhile the ...
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Path management for multiple toolchains?

So the story is probably one that more skilled developers than I run into: Ug...Windows development. Multiple development tool chains (MinGW, VC2010, VC2008). PATH can't get too big. Annoying. DLL ...
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Why folder or file name in Windows cannot end with space? [closed]

I learned something new today. When I tried create new folder "folder " (no quotes) in Visual Studio I got error: Directory names cannot contain any of the following characters: : * ? | " ...
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Does the order of the directories listed in the Windows PATH variable affect system performance in any meaningful way?

I've noticed that when programs add their directory to the PATH environmental variable, most append it to the end but a few add it at the beginning, before the windows directory. So it made me wonder, ...
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Replacing cmd.exe with an another console tool [duplicate]

I like to use Console2 instead of the default command line for Windows. Out of habbit i'm still writing "cmd" into Total Commander's command line sometimes to open a DOS console into the current ...
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How to add c++ header files to windows path?

I'm trying to make some header files available for the compilation of a nodjs module. I have the folder of header files I need, and I need to know how/where to add these to a path in windows. Under ...
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Are there any drawbacks when replacing Windows' functions with Cygwin's in the PATH?

Cygwin allows executing shell scripts on Windows and many more. Some functions conflict with the Windows Shell's functions. Does the following hint lead to any disadvantages when using Windows ...
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PATH variable - System vs User - why is it dangerous to modify System PATH on Windows?

While installing MinGW, the users are warned about making changes to the System PATH variable: You should not alter the system path variable in any manner, or you will cause all sorts of problems ...
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How do I extend my PATH environment variable?

Being a power user, my %PATH% variable just isn't long enough to install everything I want to install. Is there any way I can extend the effective length of the variable, or otherwise get more paths ...
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How to start an application in a given directory, using other as its working dir?

For a system we are deploying for our customer we need to run the setup executable from %temp% and have it use for the installation, files in another directory. This cannot be solved at the ...
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1answer
94 views

Launch VBS script from Run box without specifying “.vbs” extension

I would like to launch a VBS script from the Run box without specifying its file extension. One of these scripts is called "home", located at C:\Program Files\lin2nt\home.vbs In cmd, I can simply ...
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how to notify a program of another program? dll? directory? path?

I am trying to experiment with GNUS email in Emacs, in Windows (EDIT: x64 bit). I've got it to work in Ubuntu, but struggling with it in Windows. From ...
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VBS script won't launch without extension even though it's in PATHEXT

I have some VBS scripts in a folder: C:\Program Files\lin2nt\ explore.vbs edit.vbs copyto.vbs The folder C:\Program Files\lin2nt\ is in my Path variable. My PATHEXT is set as follows: ...
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49 views

how to make cmd.exe inherit user variable instead of system variable

My cmd.exe when started always inherit SYSTEM settings of PATH which could not be changed due to GROUP POLICY set by firm. Related: Windows XP Environment Variables but my cmd.exe 's PATH is not a ...
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Using two python paths for vim in Windows

I wanted to simply :!python % in order to run the file im using in vim, but the obvious conflict is that there's no way for me to distinguish python2 and python3 since including both to $PATH$ would ...
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In-path executables not found when called from “Open command window here” console

I uses several CLI tools such as curl, ipcalc, perl, php, wget, etc. When opening a command prompt either via the Start menu or "Run..." > cmd I can invoke theses tools just by giving their name: ...
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What does “Drive:\\folder name” mean in openfiles

We use server 2008 R2 as server and win7, win8 and win xp pcs as client. If we open files of server in client pc, server shows the list of open files in openfiles (Shared folders>> Open files) as ...
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Why is there no /usr/bin/ in windows? Would it be dangerous to the entire Program Files to the path?

I am a Linux user spending some time in Windows and I'm trying to understand some of the Windows paradigms instead of fighting them. I notice that each program installed in the traditional manner ...
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Java PATH issues

I tried to compile a java file and I got the "javac isn't recognized as an internal or external command" error. Last week it worked just fine. The PATH variable seems to have been modified by ...
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PATH is different when echoed to Java console from Applet than when echoed in CMD

When running a Java applet from IE or Firefox, the Applet is echoing out the PATH variable to the Java Console, however it adds to the front of the PATH the location to the browser. This is not ...
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2answers
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Command prompt cannot find PATH variable

Sometimes, my command prompt cannot find the PATH variable. I have this occasional problem at work where when I open command-prompt and run commands like ipconfig or subst, I get an error saying ...
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2answers
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How can I find the FULL PATH for a file that is located in the “Program Files” (Win8)

I'm having trouble finding the full path for an executable file in Windows 8. I tried the "hold shift, right click, and copy as path" method. But that doesn't seem to work with .exe files in the ...
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1answer
173 views

Exit windows batch script gracefully?

My PATH is too full, so I need to put things in batch scripts like "cl.bat": @echo off %comspec% /k ""%ProgramFiles%\MICROS~1.0\Common7\Tools\VsDevCmd.bat"" call cl %* Unfortunately this has a ...
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1answer
280 views

How to set path for MinTTY under windows/cygwin correctly?

I made windows shortcut with the following target: D:\APPS\cygwin64\bin\mintty.exe /bin/env PATH=/local/bin:/usr/local/bin:$PATH /bin/bash --login -i I was expecting it prepend path with my given ...
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Utility to create symlinks for all executables in the Start Menu?

It's really annoying in Windows that if you want to run about any third-party program from the command line, you either have to use its full path or manually add its containing directory to PATH. Is ...
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Finding Relative Path for Dropbox document?

One of my file is located on C:\Users\UserName\Documents\My Dropbox\Folder\EXCEL.xlsx and I would like to access it using a relative path on any computer with dropbox. Can I use a relative path for ...
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Using relative paths for Windows shortcuts

Apoligies if this was already asked, but everything related i found seemed to be about starting a batch file in a relative path, which isn't what i want. I have a folder scheme like (highly ...
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2answers
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How to change my system path when it is already too long?

In windows 7, my system path is too long. I want to edit it so I can remove some unneeded paths. However when I click advanced system settings ... [Window Title] ...
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Deleted Path environment variable, how to find the older Path?

I saw the other post like this and that, but i can't solve my problem, I opened regedit and find the previous version of folder USER <-screen, when i select/open it I can see the folder in the ...
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956 views

Too many folders in the path variable

I've encountered a strange issue - I can't launch Visual Studio, nor run simple commands from command prompt, seemingly due to my PATH variable being too long. Now that I look at it, I see that many ...
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What does java.exe do in Windows\System32

I found that java.exe file is located in Windows\System32 directory and has precedence over my selected java in Program Files directory (due to PATH components order). I have tried deleting this ...
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How do I create a Python 3.3 environment with Anaconda (& Windows)

I installed Anaconda on my Windows XP machine about a week ago. It came with Python 2.7. I am trying to create a Python 3.3 environment on it. I followed these directions, resulting in downloading ...
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Setting environment variables and appending to system-wide %PATH% with a Windows batch file

I'm trying to set three environment variables and append them to the machine path. Right now my code is like this: setx CATALINA_HOME "C:\Program Files (x86)\Apache Software Foundation\Tomcat 7" /m ...
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1answer
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Can't stroke path, have done everything the online tutorials say (and trust me, I have looked at all of them)

I made a path with the pen tool. I tried selecting and deselecting it. I made sure the visibility was on. I edit stroked and right click stroked. I closed and restarted gimp. It worked before, and now ...
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1answer
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Access/modify the User path variable, not System path

I am trying to make an installer for a program and my workplace doesn't allow us 'regular' users to modify the system environment. In an effort to get around the restrictions, I'm trying to add my ...
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python not in command line even though it is in path

When I type 'python' at the command line it says ''python' is not recognized as an internal or external command...' I have Python in both User and System paths. In the past I have been able to run ...
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1answer
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Duplicates in the Path Variable Windows 7

Is it safe to remove duplicates from the Path Variable ? The Path Variable of my Windows 7 OS looks like this: 1 C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common; 2 C:\Program Files\Common ...
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1answer
645 views

Changing Windows 7 PATH avriable [duplicate]

I saw this question and answer but this is not working for me. I am following Python tutorials. There is a section that requires me to change the path variable. I used the instructions in the command ...
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2answers
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Is there any file check summing software which deals correctly with deep paths?

I have been looking for software which will checksum and verify/compare NTFS volumes with deep paths on Windows, and failing verification on every one I've tried. I've even tried writing my own python ...
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How to update the PATH user environment variable from command-line

I have a system PATH variable with the system level config. I use the user PATH variable to complement the PATH with user-specific config. I would like to update the user PATH variable from ...
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win-bash won't detect root drives?

I'm using the windows port of bash known as win-bash, and based on what it says about paths: One important difference is the handling of drives: cygwin uses its installation directory as root ...
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How can I add a folder containing a semicolon to the Windows PATH?

I noticed that the semicolon ; is a valid character for Windows (NTFS) file and directory names. The semicolon is, however, used as element delimiter for the PATH environment variable. Say I have a ...
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1answer
303 views

Which DLL is Windows using?

I am trying to run a program on my Windows 2000 machine that is installed in C:\Program Files\TradeLog. The program crashes with an "Invalid operation in GDI+ (Code: 1)" exception message. This ...
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Why would the TEMP environment variable contain more than one path?

A colleague's %TEMP% environment variable has this value: C:\Users\his.name\AppData\Local\Temp; C:\Program Files (x86)\MATLAB\MATLAB Compiler Runtime\v78\runtime\win32; C:\Program Files ...
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1answer
902 views

upgrade to openssl 1.0.1e on windows

I know I am missing a crucial step, but I can't figure out what to do I have openssl OpenSSL 0.9.8e 23 Feb 2007 I downloaded openssl for win32 and installed it in c:\openssl I added c:\openssl\bin ...
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291 views

Why does window's Run run program from wrong path?

I have python 3.3 and 2.7 installed on my computer. Lately I decided to run python 2.7 more form Run, when previously python 3.3 was used. ("python" auto-completes in Run) In order to do it, I ...
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1answer
254 views

How do I make a relative link in windows with a space in the path [duplicate]

I want to make a relative link in Windows 7 to a path that contains a space character. Making a relative link without a space in the path works as follows (explained here): %windir%\system32\cmd.exe ...