"Path Too Long: Error?

  • You need to keep the total installation path of anything in MSFS 2020 (or any other Windows file) less than 255 characters long.

    The difficult way to achieve this is by manually creating Symbolic Links (https://blogs.windows.com/wind…2/02/symlinks-windows-10/) for your addons. These can be created close to the root directory, with short path names, and "pointed" at the Community folder.

    You can automate all this by using a tool such as MFS Addons Collector (https://flightsim.to/file/8349/mfs-addon-locator). This will create and manage your symbolic links so that you need never actually think about them again.

    It also gives you a method to quickly and easily "remove" some or all of your addons, without actually doing so - you only remove the links that point to the addons, and the length of the path name doesn't include the path to the Community folder - just the folder where the addons are stored.

    It does a lot of other things, like assisting you with debugging when CTDs occur, or removing all your addons from the sim very easily when a new version is to be installed.

    This thread (https://www.avsim.com/forums/t…r-elsewhere/?_fromLogin=1) explains the whole tortuous history of how the people went from the problem, to the program I'm pointing you to, for the solution, so you've now short cut their discussions by at least 12 months!Good luck, and let us know how you get on.



    From Oz, Flight Simmer since FS1 - seriously since FS95

    Contributed to, and managed a site called ProjectAI for a time