How to bypass the maximum path length in FineReader Server


How is it possible to use long paths for working, exceptions, and output folders in FineReader Server 14?


Windows has a limitation on how long a path could be - 260 characters, taking into account the drive letter, column and all delimiters.

To bypass this limitation and use paths longer than the specified number of characters the paths should be prefixed with the "\\?\". This allows to avoid this limitation and use the maximum NTFS path length - 32k characters.

This could be added to all used paths within FineReader Server 14 that exceed the 260-character length.

  • In the FineReader Server properties for the "Working folder" and "Exceptions folder":
  • For a specific workflow on the Quality Control tab:
  • And for all the paths listed as an output for a workflow:

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