Path length

bug-fixed

#1

Occasionally I come across problems reading and writing from files that have rather long names

e.g. C:\Documents and Settings\user\My Documents\My Music<i><folder organisational structure (genres etc.)>\artist\album\artist - album (year) - tracknum - title.mp3

I'm guessing that they're possibly coming upon the win32 path max of 260 chars. NTFS supports filenames up to 32,768 chars though. I noticed a blog post at http://blogs.msdn.com/brian_dewey/archive/...1/19/60263.aspx that seems to describe this in more detail with the following quick fix


#2

What MS doesn't say is that doing so will break Windows Explorer browsing support since Windows Explorer has a built-in limitation of ~255 characters.
Edit: And probably, Winamp and other software don't use the \\?\ trick so they won't open the file either.


#3

I'll add this on my wishlist but it's very low priority (because of the limitations in Windows itself as Sebastian has explained).

Best regards,
~ Florian