Long path names with OneDrive on Windows 10 Pro

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Hi

 

We are having some issues out sync'ed Sharepoint libraries on Windows 10.

We have been moving from the users own OneDrives to a group based structure. 

Among other things, this means that I now I quite a lot of files what exceed 260 characters when I sync the library to Windows 10 with OneDrive. 

I see all documents in Explorer, and on my Pc I have even set all to be synced to my computer, so the status icon is solid green. 

But when I try to open it in word it fails. 

 

I have tried to enable long paths in a local group policy, but it does not seem, to have any effect. 

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@Jens Skov that is normal behaviour, although OneDrive supports 400 characters most of the Office apps don't.  The only options is to either use the online versions of the Office apps or reduce path lengths.