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Microsoft KB Archive/106002

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Err Msg: File Manager Cannot Create Directory

Article ID: 106002

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006


  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server 3.1

This article was previously published under Q106002


If you try to create a directory or subdirectory in File Manager whose total path from the root, including backslashes (\), will be longer that 245 characters, you will receive the following error message:

File Manager cannot create directory. The filename or extension is too long.

You will not be able create the directory.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in Windows NT and Windows NT Advanced Server version 3.1. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Additional query words: prodnt

Keywords: kbother KB106002