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Maximum depth for files

Discussion in 'A+' started by Boycie, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    I always took it that for DOS files it was 8.3
    8 Characters for the file name and 3 characters for the file extension.

    In Windows (Fat32 file system) 256 maximum depth for path. I have just come accross an article that says 255?!

    Please help. I am rounding up all my revision for the exam and don't want to get confused? :rolleyes:

    Thanks for looking.
     
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  2. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Have a look at CompTechDoctor to start m8 :)
     
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  3. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Thanks Jakamoko. Another good'un :D
     
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  4. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    I wondered where I got 256 from :rolleyes:
     
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  5. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Are you confusing the fact that counting from 0 to 255, gives you 256 characters maybe ?

    Was/am discussing this with a mate earlier and will advise on any definitive reason. :)
     
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  6. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi Jakamoko,

    Ah! That is it!
    Let me know the outcome of your discussion with your mate.

    Boyce
     
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