• 25 Apr

    Q&A 22: Can I use filenames longer than 256 characters

    We received the following information from Joe, a new Limagito vXI user.

    Your program copies from sources longer than 256 characters, and destinations longer than 256 characters.

    Just have to put \\?\ at the beginning of the path for local drives and \\?\UNC\ for network drives.


    Some examples:

    • Local Drive folder
      • C:\PathThatIsVeryLong\ => \\?\C:\PathThatIsVeryLong\
    • Network Drive Folder:
      • \\ServerName\PathThatIsVeryLong\ => \\?\UNC\ServerName\PathThatIsVeryLong\
      • For a share folder (\\ServerName\PathThatIsVeryLong\), we could use \\?\UNC\ServerName\PathThatIsVeryLong\ where “ServerName” is the name of the computer and “PathThatIsVeryLong” is the name of the shared folder.

    More information: msdn.microsoft.com

    For more recent OS versions we found the following:
    How to make windows accept file paths over 260 characters


    Limagito Team

  • 25 Jan

    Q&A 37: Using a drive letter when using LimagitoX as a service

    We often get an email that the service isn’t moving any files. After asking some more feedback about the issue we often get the following reply.

    ‘I am attempting to move files from a mapped network drive to another mapped network drive.  Both are mapped with a drive letter on my local machine.’ 

    Yes and we understand why it isn’t working. Let us explain. The LimagitoX service does not know about the mapped drive letters that you are using as a logged on (desktop) user. Even when the logon as user for the LimagitoX service is the same as the one you are logged on with (they are both using a different session). If you want to use drive letters with the LimagitoX service then you need to add them using our Network Drive option (Tools menu => Network Drive). First unmap them in Windows then map them again using this option. The service will then also map the drive letters at startup in it’s own session.

    Best Regards,

    Limagito Team
  • 22 Apr

    No conversion tool between version 9 and X

    I’ll have to disappoint you. No there isn’t. There is simply too much difference between both versions (I mean in storing settings). It would take us too much time to write a migrating tool. With LimagitoX we made the decision to change everything what we thought would be better but couldn’t due to the fact we wanted to be backward compatible (Version 6 -> 9).

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