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Does ViceVersa Handle Path Names Longer Than 259 Characters?

It is quite rare to exceed 259 characters for a file path name. If that is needed, ViceVersa PRO supports long path names exceeding 259 chars.

To enable this in a specific folder use the prefix "\\?\".

For example, to allow paths longer than 259 characters in c:\folder\backup\ use \\?\c:\folder\backup\ as source (or target, or archive folder) in ViceVersa PRO.
Using "\\?\" permits a maximum path length of approximately 32,000 characters composed of components up to 255 characters in length.

To specify a UNC path, use the "\\?\UNC\" prefix.
For example, "\\?\UNC\<server>\<share>".


NOTE: In Windows 10 and in Windows Server 2016 / 2019 or newer, you can enable support for NTFS long paths in the operative system itself. Once that option is enabled in Windows, ViceVersa will work with long paths without having to use the \\?\ prefix.
This requires ViceVersa PRO 3 build 3003 or newer.

How to enable NTFS Long Paths in Windows (PDF)


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