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Sun Server X3-2 (formerly Sun Fire X4170 M3) Product Notes Version 1.9

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Updated: October 2017

'Path too Long' errors might occur when unzipping Windows downloads (15758199, formerly CR 7116803)

When unzipping a downloaded Windows package from My Oracle Support (MOS) using the default Windows Server 2008/2008 R2 compression utility, errors might occur stating that the path is too long. Path length is determined by the Windows OS.

The maximum path, which includes drive letter, colon, backslash, name components separated by backslashes, and a terminating null character, is defined as 260 characters. Depending on the directory level at which the package is unzipped or the tool used to unzip the package, the maximum path length could be exceeded.

Affected software:

  • Releases 1.0, 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4.4, 1.5, 1.6, and 1.8


Use a third-party compression utility. Unlike the default Windows compression utility, some third-party utilities allow for longer maximum path lengths.