How To Enable Win10 Long File Path

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

1. Enable Regedit In Win 10.

  1. Right click windows start button at bottom left corner, then click Run menu item.
    right click windows start button click run menu item
  2. Input regeidt in popup dialog input text box and click Ok button.
  3. If it shows 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 below code into it and save.
    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 above bat file execute, 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 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 do not exist. Then right click FileSystem folder, click New —> DWORD(32-bit) Value menu item to add a new registry key, input key name LongPathsEnabled  and the value should be 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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