1320 Error

Could anyone please suggest any workaround for 1320 error: the specified path is too long. The application is installing some files to a substitute drive.

Does it happen when we try to install some files to a substituted drive ? If we map that drive and install, then it is perfect. But can anyone help me to understand the reason for that.

I googled, but not able to figure out the reason.

Thanks in advance.


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Posted by: anonymous_9363 13 years ago
Red Belt
Presumably you mean a drive created using SUBST? That won't work because DOS still has to resolve the path at some point and it's at that point that the path is too long (> 254 characters). There is no one-stop solution. I recall working around the issue with one product (was it BEA WebServer?) with a scripted install which copied the folders to a point roughly half-way down the intended path and then moved them to the actual target when that completed. Hideous...
Posted by: ramesh111k 13 years ago
Purple Belt
Thanks for the information VBScab :)
Posted by: GarryBrown 10 years ago
White Belt

Thanks for the information. Also try Long Path Tool. It helped me with Error 1320 on Win 7. :)

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