How to enable long paths in Windows?

In Windows Server 2012 and before the maximum length for a path (file name and its directory route) - has been 260 characters. In Windows Server 2016 you can enable longer paths.

Open Group Policy Editor (open shell window and type gpedit.msc and hit <Enter> key).



Navigate to the following directory: Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Filesystem




Double-click Enable NTFS long paths option



Choose <Enabled>



Click <Apply> and <OK>