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. Type command run in the Windows command search text box located after the Windows start button at the bottom left corner, then click the Run app to open it.
  2. Input the command regedit in the popup dialog input text box and click the 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 the add_regedit.bat file, then click the Run as administrator menu item in the popup menu list 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 Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem path on the Registry Editor left panel.
  3. In the right panel, there is a DWORD(32-bit) value which Name is LongPathsEnabled.
  4. Double click the LongPathsEnabled name, then update it’s 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.
  6. Now restart the PC and the NTFS long path has been enabled.
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