It should only be used for special cases, and a lot of things may break or just not support it. And do note that the GPO is called Enable Win32 long paths, not NTFS. I was also able to create files at that level. For really long paths, repeat the subst on the first subst drive. Reboot your system. Asking for help, clarification, or responding to other answers. These steps work for Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, 2016, and 2019. Sharing a folder using File and Storage Services. How to encrypt your drives with BitLocker Drive Encryption on Windows Server 2012 R2. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Service. The system cannot find the file specified. Applies To: Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2. How did Neville break free of the Full-Body Bind curse (Petrificus Totalus) without using the counter-curse? You have a server that is running Windows Server 2012 R2. Enabling this setting will cause the long paths to be accessible within the process. Use the hierarchy on the left to navigate to the following policy: Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Filesystem > NTFS. How to enable NTFS Long Paths in Windows 10 using a Group Policy tweak. Open Registry Editor. The only differences between the graphical user interface is the changes in the dialogs visual appearances. Group Policy Editor will be opened. I'm not confident in those details, but feel free to edit my answer and add the information. We’ve already seen how you can install IIS (Internet Information Services) on Windows 8.1 for testing purposes. Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. Type: dir /x (/x will display the long and the 8.3 name) You should see a file listing similar to: