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Windows 7: Max file name length

22 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Max file name length

I have a question regarding files. How many levels of subfolders can there be? I've seen the max amount of characters is 260, does this include the path with slashes? I remember back in the day when files could only be 8 characters long and I had to make shorthand notations to remember what the files were. I have several files with multiple levels of subfolders or categories of information, and I'm wondering at what point do I need to start making shorter names.

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22 Jan 2013   #2

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot


Thats in NTFS.
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