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Files with long paths won't open

#1

Hi everybody,

This is sort of an issue.

Files with path around 300 will not open in sublime. This was reported back in 2013 : Cannot open file correctly when the path is too long for ST3 Build 3047

Now it is 2017 and it is still there in Build 3126.

I read that the 260 path length windows limitation was removed a while ago. I do not see why this issue was not fixed (even notepad++ can open long paths :unamused:). It is a shame a free tool can do more than a tool I paid for.

Regards,
Gilberto

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#2

Try using Long Path Tool program that fixes issues of long path files with simplicity.

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#3

See this: https://www.howtogeek.com/266621/how-to-make-windows-10-accept-file-paths-over-260-characters/

That’s not ST issue, that’s Windows limitation and it was removed only with the Anniversary Update of Windows 10.

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Cannot open file correctly when the path is too long
#4

Indeed
After adding the registry, ST3 was able to files with long paths.
Though, I wonder how the other tools were able to open them before I did the change…
Anyway, thanks @ihodev

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#5

I think that some other apps have hack for that, because I also had problems with long paths in the cmd.

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#6

To resolve these issues for currently Windows versions or windows servers is a software named “LONG PATH TOOL”, I suggest everyone a software “Long Path Tool“ which can solve all the long path problems.

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#7

try Long Path Tool program, highly recommended in such cases

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#8

I also use sublime text editor for my web projects. I must say its a great text editor. I love it. But the problem here is that it does not open long path name files. Actually no opeartions can be performed on such a file, and it becomes a mess after sometime when you can do anything about it. Just like a trojan or virus sitting on your system. To solve this I used GS Richcopy 360 which solved my problem. Till now In never encountered that problem again. Nice software to rely on.

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#9

I highly recommend using the latest version of Long Path Tool

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