Long paths, hitting MAX_PATH limit of 260 chars

Bernhard Reiter bernhard at intevation.de
Thu May 14 19:15:43 CEST 2009

On Wednesday 13 May 2009, Christian Ehrlicher wrote:
> Bernhard Reiter schrieb:
> > Windows seems to have a limit of 260 chars in a paths
> > and with Kontact's imap cache we are hitting the limit if there are too
> > many subfolder. I am wondering if these limits are hit by other
> > components as well and if using the extended-paths of windows, starting
> > with "\\?\" would be a solution to the problem.
> >
> > Technical details and hints about the problem we've hit:
> > https://www.intevation.de/roundup/kolab/issue3582 (Errors with too
> > long/reserved/case-sensitive file names)
> Can you give me some examples so I can add the nc path? I won't simply
> add it everywhere without a chance to test it.

Thanks for caring. One example is if you use the cached imap resource
and you have a very deep folder structure. I can give you an account
on demo.kolab.org if you like and share a deep folder to your account.
(I am unsure what you mean by "nc path"?).

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