Character limit to Shortcut Target? Tags: Microsoft Windows XP Last response: August 4, 2009 8:06 AM in Windows XP Share amit August 12, 2005 8:29:03 PM Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?) Hi, There seems to be a limit to the number of characters that can be typed in the "Target" for a shortcut in Windows XP. I was able to not type after 259 characters. Is this a fixed limit, or can it be changed/increased? I have a shortcut that has 3 files in the target (MS Access, Database application and the Workgroup file), and some of these are on the server, with long folder paths. I could place the files further up the tree shortening the pathname, but was wondering if there is a way to increase the limit. Thanks. -amit More about : character limit shortcut target Anonymous July 3, 2009 3:37:42 AM My apologies for bumping such an old thread, but it remains unanswered and it's an answer I'm seeking. just say NO to godaddy August 4, 2009 8:06:00 AM I, too, would like an increased capacity using a batch file to launch Iron Chromium with a ton of switches is other than ideal Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Target field missing from shortcut properties Forum SolvedSSD and HDD shortcuts defaulting to wrong target Forum target tab in shortcut properties not working Forum character/image limit in a forum post? Forum Shortcuts for Chrome and Firefox keep changing target locations. Forum Shortcut targets not changing. Forum Character Limit for LegalNoticeText Forum VPN client 15 character limit Forum Does my character have a life limit? Forum script to copy target files behind shortcuts Forum What is limiting my character amount in games? Forum Keyboard shortcuts for foreign language characters Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !