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GetLongPath_Legacy


  Open the PDF explaining the GetLongPath_Legacy function (pdf file attached below)

[Originally published in a Microsoft eZine]

Developed out of necessity, this function takes a short file name and correctly converts it to a long file name as long as the long file name exists on the system. On newer systems, the GetLongPathName API call in kernel32 is used instead.
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Robert Chandler,
Aug 20, 2013, 2:09 AM