[Lazarus] Deleteing a file that has a path that's longer than 256 characters

Frederic Da Vitoria davitofrg at gmail.com
Tue Nov 26 15:43:29 CET 2013

2013/11/26 Craig Peterson <craig at scootersoftware.com>

> On Nov 26, 2013, at 7:59 AM, Richard Mace <richard.mace at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have an issue where I am unable to delete a file where the path name is
> longer than 256 characters.
> You need to call the Unicode variant of the file APIs and add \\?\ to the
> start of the path in order to interact with paths longer than MAX_PATH.
>  See http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa365247(VS.85).aspx#maxpathfor details.
Richard wanted to delete his file programmatically, of course, else he
wouldn't be asking his question in this list :-P

Frederic Da Vitoria

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