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”
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”