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Portable Installation -- Path Length Limit 59 chars
#1  GrannyGrump 09-20-2019, 04:02 AM
I am on Windows 7, just tried to install the Portable version (3.48) , and got error message that the Path Length was limited to 59 characters.
So I shortened the path, and was successful.

This path failed, with 62 characters:
C:\Users\xxxxx.xxxxxxx\Documents\__PDQ\UTILS\Calib re Portable

This path succeeded, with 55 characters
C:\Users\xxxxx.xxxxxxx\Documents\__PDQ\Calibre Portable

BUT -- this limit is surely in error, isn't it? I thought the limit used to be 260 characters in older versions of Windows, and had increased to many thousands by now.

Any clue what might have happened here?
I've never had this happen before, and would like to avoid in future.


Thanks for any input!
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#2  kovidgoyal 09-20-2019, 04:36 AM
No the limit is correct. Remember that inside the portable folder has to be the actual calibre library which requires its own amount of filename length. And no the windows path length limit on windows 7 is still 255 chars.
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#3  GrannyGrump 09-20-2019, 04:54 AM
Thank you so much for reply, and clarifying.

I had earlier portable version set under a longer path, but I must have manually changed the path name after using the installer (senior moment --- memory fades!)
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