For some time the maximum path length has been 260 characters, but in the latest Windows 10 Insider Preview, it is possible to use Group Policy or a registry hack to remove this limit. – Synetech Jun 28 '12 at 5:39. add a comment | 4. Ask Question Asked 8 years, 3 months ago. Overcoming the 1024 character limit with setx. ... (the Dynamic Variable Expansion section), which actually helps to reduce the length of the raw path.

A far superior tool than setx for path manipulation is pathed.exe. Unfortunately, it's limited to editing the path.