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  1. I have also found that this often prevents me from placing an “Old Data” folder on a customers new PC. The addition of [usersusernamedesktopold data] often times puts the character length over the edge. I remember there being an explicit 256 character path limit in older versions of MS Windows. I would have hoped that improved with 7, but I don’t think so.

    Also, I had a very challenging mess when moving a customer’s MS-Access databases from their old server to their new server for similar reasons. There were folders with names like ‘don’t ever move anything from this folder or things will break’. Path names were so long that I had to rename them to shorten them, but then had to rename them back once on the new server so that linked data tables could find each other again :/ .

    Of course the person who created this mess was no longer with the company, and nobody wanted to go through the trouble of changing things.