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Old 14th December 2013, 13:52   #3
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Thanks, Anders, for your speedy (weekend!) reply.

I fooled around with the path length some more. I thought maybe you could prepend "\\?\" when you use SetOutPath.

SetOutPath "\\?\$INSTDIR", ... ?

Before the installation the path string shown by the setup is:

\\?\'ridiculously long path'.

However the actual path limit, as previously, is 256 characters.

I'm giving up. I read some of the related forum topics also. I don't think anyone has ever made an installer that extends the MAX_PATH limit for the destination folder, which kind of speaks for itself.

I'm glad I could get it off of my chest. The UNICODE installer is a marvellous invention, owing to you, and I will continue to make use of it.

See you all on the next forum. Keep it up.
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