Archive for the ‘NTFS’ Category

When using Visual Studio namespaces as directory names in conjunction with Sub Version I came across the following error when i was trying to copy some files – this also happens when trying to delete or move.


This happens when the NTFS maximum path length of 255 characters is exceeded.  To resolve this problem you can map a network drive to the path you want to copy/move to, or delete by running the following dos command .

net use x: \\NameOfPc\share\FolderToCopyToOrDelete

NB. If you have admin access to the machine you can use the drive$ admin share.