Monthly Archives: March 2024

Fixing The 256 Character File Name Limit In windows 10 / 11

If a file refuses to open in a folder (e.g. PDF) or copying it in Windows Explorer causes Explorer to crash then the issue might be file length. Symptoms: Most versions of Microsoft Windows  since Windows 7 can handle a file path and name length of up to 256 characters. If a file name (including the […]

Convert MailDir Emails To Eml or Mbox Format

The Problem: I have a client who is trying to find emails that have gone missing. The mail server they have their emails on stores emails in an MailDir Email format, the format commonly used by Amivs / Postfix. My first thought was “How can I full text index MailDir emails”. Other than install new […]