A Zip file with a long file name might be truncated to a short file name after being modified in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008

Article ID: 973921 - View products that this article applies to.
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Symptom

When you try to modify the content of a zip file on a network share and if the zip file has a long file name, you may observe that the long file name is truncated to a short file name after the file content has been modified.

Cause

This is caused by a design limitation in the zip library in Windows Vista and in Windows Server 2008.

Resolution

If you are experiencing this issue, please use a short file name instead of a long file name for the zip file to avoid any potential data loss.

More Information

This issue has been fixed in Windows 7.

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Article ID: 973921 - Last Review: July 21, 2009 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business
  • Windows Vista Business 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Business N
  • Windows Vista Business N 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Windows Vista Home Basic N
  • Windows Vista Home Basic N 64-bit Edition
  • Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Windows Vista Starter
  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
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