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You may be unable to start an executable when you drag multiple files onto a shortcut on a Windows Vista-based computer
Article ID: 943059 - View products that this article applies to.
You drag multiple files onto the shortcut for an executable on a Windows Vista-based computer. In this case, the executable starts, and the list of files that are dragged is passed as a list of command-line parameters. However, the executable does not start in some cases.
This problem occurs if the length of the combined paths of the files that are dragged exceeds 260 characters.
To work around this problem, use one of the following methods:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Article ID: 943059 - Last Review: November 26, 2007 - Revision: 2.1