How To Enable Win10 Long File Path

Windows do not support a long file path by default, this article will tell you how to enable it in win 10 home edition.

1. Enable Regedit In Win 10.

  1. Right-click the windows start button at the bottom left corner, then click the Run menu item.
    right click windows start button click run menu item
  2. Input regedit in popup dialog input text box and click Ok button.
  3. If it shows an error message like Can not find command regedit, then you need first enable regedit in win 10.
  4. Create a windows bat file such as add_regeidt.bat, then copy the below code into it and save it.
    reg add “HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System” /t Reg_dword /v DisableRegistryTools /f /d 0
  5. Right-click add_regedit.bat file, then click Run as administrator menu item to execute the bat file.
  6. When the above bat file executes, a dos window will flash and then disappear, this means regedit has been enabled in win 10 successfully.

2. Enable NTFS Long Path In Win 10.

  1. Open regedit in step 1.
  2. Then click to open HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem path.
  3. In the right panel, there is a DWORD(32-bit) value which name is LongPathsEnabled.
    add or edit LongPathsEnabled registery key value
  4. Double click the LongPathsEnabled name, then update the value to 1.
    update LongPathsEnabled registery key value to 1
  5. If the LongPathsEnabled registry key does not exist. Then right-click the FileSystem folder, click New —> DWORD(32-bit) Value menu item to add a new registry key, input key name LongPathsEnabled and set its value to 1.
    add new windows registry dword type key value
  6. Now restart the PC and the NTFS long path has been enabled.
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