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A Zip file with a long file name might be truncated to a short file name after being modified in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008


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Symptom

When you try to modify the content of a zip file on a network share and if the zip file has a long file name, you may observe that the long file name is truncated to a short file name after the file content has been modified.

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Cause

This is caused by a design limitation in the zip library�in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008.

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Resolution

If you are experiencing this issue, please use a short file name instead of a long file name for the zip file to avoid any potential data loss.

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More information

This issue has been fixed in Windows 7.

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Article Info
Article ID : 973921
Revision : 2
Created on : 1/16/2015
Published on : 1/16/2015
Exists online : False
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