Error Message: Unable to Create Directory

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Symptoms

When you start your computer to a command prompt and then try to create a new folder that contains more than 67 characters, you may receive the following error message:
Unable to create directory

When you start your computer to a command prompt and then try to change to a folder that contains more than 67 characters, you may receive the following error message:
Invalid directory

Cause

This behavior occurs because Windows 95 and Windows 98 adheres to the MS- DOS path limit of 67 characters when you start your computer to a command prompt.

Resolution

To work around this issue, start your computer normally, and then create or view folders.

Properties

Article ID: 179948 - Last Review: October 26, 2013 - Revision: 2.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Windows 95
Keywords: 
kbnosurvey kbarchive kbenv kberrmsg kbprb KB179948

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