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Anonymous
April 4, 2004 3:56:35 AM

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Hi,

One of my users had saved some files with very long names, and these
were in a deep folder structure. I was trying to run CACLS (NT4 version)
on about 30Gb of files and it gave an error when it hit one of these files:( 

I also noticed my NetShield AV log was complaining about these exact
same files.

When I try to view properties of one of these files in NT4 explorer, the
"General" tab is missing! If I try to view properties from a remote
Win2k machine logged in as an Administrator, I get an error in a dialog
saying something like "The properties are not available".

I tried to search the KB to find out what the maximum folder and file
lengths for Windows are supposed to be, but could not find any answers.

--
Gerry Hickman (London UK)

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Anonymous
April 5, 2004 4:31:40 AM

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How long are the file names, and what OS are you running on?

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Brian Desmond
Windows Server MVP
desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us

Http://www.briandesmond.com


"Gerry Hickman" <gerry666uk@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
news:o kDrqZcGEHA.3540@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
>
> One of my users had saved some files with very long names, and these
> were in a deep folder structure. I was trying to run CACLS (NT4 version)
> on about 30Gb of files and it gave an error when it hit one of these
files:( 
>
> I also noticed my NetShield AV log was complaining about these exact
> same files.
>
> When I try to view properties of one of these files in NT4 explorer, the
> "General" tab is missing! If I try to view properties from a remote
> Win2k machine logged in as an Administrator, I get an error in a dialog
> saying something like "The properties are not available".
>
> I tried to search the KB to find out what the maximum folder and file
> lengths for Windows are supposed to be, but could not find any answers.
>
> --
> Gerry Hickman (London UK)
Anonymous
April 6, 2004 1:56:29 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Hi Brian,

Longest file name was around 110 characters
Longest path + filename was around 235 characters

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Gerry Hickman
SSRU SysAdmin

"Brian Desmond [MVP]" <desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us> wrote in message
news:%23iLHn5sGEHA.4008@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> How long are the file names, and what OS are you running on?
>
> --
> --
> Brian Desmond
> Windows Server MVP
> desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us
>
> Http://www.briandesmond.com
>
>
> "Gerry Hickman" <gerry666uk@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
> news:o kDrqZcGEHA.3540@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > Hi,
> >
> > One of my users had saved some files with very long names, and these
> > were in a deep folder structure. I was trying to run CACLS (NT4 version)
> > on about 30Gb of files and it gave an error when it hit one of these
> files:( 
> >
> > I also noticed my NetShield AV log was complaining about these exact
> > same files.
> >
> > When I try to view properties of one of these files in NT4 explorer, the
> > "General" tab is missing! If I try to view properties from a remote
> > Win2k machine logged in as an Administrator, I get an error in a dialog
> > saying something like "The properties are not available".
> >
> > I tried to search the KB to find out what the maximum folder and file
> > lengths for Windows are supposed to be, but could not find any answers.
> >
> > --
> > Gerry Hickman (London UK)
>
>
Anonymous
April 9, 2004 5:33:51 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.win2000.setup_deployment (More info?)

Those are legal filenames/paths.

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--
Brian Desmond
Windows Server MVP
desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us

Http://www.briandesmond.com


"Gerry Hickman" <gerry1uk@netscape.net> wrote in message
news:evAYsT7GEHA.2236@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl...
> Hi Brian,
>
> Longest file name was around 110 characters
> Longest path + filename was around 235 characters
>
> --
> Gerry Hickman
> SSRU SysAdmin
>
> "Brian Desmond [MVP]" <desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us> wrote in message
> news:%23iLHn5sGEHA.4008@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> > How long are the file names, and what OS are you running on?
> >
> > --
> > --
> > Brian Desmond
> > Windows Server MVP
> > desmondb@payton.cps.k12.il.us
> >
> > Http://www.briandesmond.com
> >
> >
> > "Gerry Hickman" <gerry666uk@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
> > news:o kDrqZcGEHA.3540@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > One of my users had saved some files with very long names, and these
> > > were in a deep folder structure. I was trying to run CACLS (NT4
version)
> > > on about 30Gb of files and it gave an error when it hit one of these
> > files:( 
> > >
> > > I also noticed my NetShield AV log was complaining about these exact
> > > same files.
> > >
> > > When I try to view properties of one of these files in NT4 explorer,
the
> > > "General" tab is missing! If I try to view properties from a remote
> > > Win2k machine logged in as an Administrator, I get an error in a
dialog
> > > saying something like "The properties are not available".
> > >
> > > I tried to search the KB to find out what the maximum folder and file
> > > lengths for Windows are supposed to be, but could not find any
answers.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Gerry Hickman (London UK)
> >
> >
>
>
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