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MicroVirus5-Jun-13 7:32
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Actually, NTFS is not at all that limited. It's just that the kernel32.dll API interface is limited to those path limits.
From MSDN, CreateFile page:
In the ANSI version of this function, the name is limited to MAX_PATH characters. To extend this limit to 32,767 wide characters, call the Unicode version of the function and prepend "\\?\" to the path. For more information, see Naming Files, Paths, and Namespaces.

By adding \\?\ you tell the kernel32 API to NOT do any parsing or processing on the path, and instead pass it directly on to the filesystem driver. From MSDN page on Naming Files, Paths, and Namespaces (Windows):
For file I/O, the "\\?\" prefix to a path string tells the Windows APIs to disable all string parsing and to send the string that follows it straight to the file system.

But not all functions can work with the extended paths, because some functions inherently need to do processing on the path.
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