File Path Lengths in Windows

In the Windows API the maximum length for a path is 260 characters.

Slightly edited for length, but that comes from MSDN. Yes, it’s 2014, we’ve dealt with the 8.3 filename limit, found the Higgs Boson, landed a fridge on a comet, but the Windows API still doesn’t play well 260 character length file paths. That’s unfortunate. Continue reading “File Path Lengths in Windows”

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File Path Lengths in Windows

Add a batch file to Windows 8 Start Menu

Okay – maybe I’m old school, but I still find batch files useful, so it’s annoying (one of many annoyances) that in Windows 8 you can’t pin them to the new start menu.

Well, fortunately, Flavien Charlon has the answer. Put a shortcut to your batch file in %ProgramData%MicrosoftWindowsStart MenuPrograms

You should then be able to add it from ‘All Apps’ on the start menu.

That’s one annoyance dealt with. Sadly, Windows 8 seems to have plenty more.

“I got 99 problems but a batch ain’t one”

Add a batch file to Windows 8 Start Menu