For work I frequently receive zip archives from other companies that contain deep trees of folders and documents. If I expand them into my own folder structure I often hit the 260 character path length limit. I'm dealing with large numbers of files and folders and it is extremely time-consuming too reorganize and shorten names.
Since the Anniversary Update there is a group policy setting "Enable Win32 long paths" and I have enabled that. But it doesn't seem to work. I still get the filename or path too long errors when copying or creating folders in Windows Explorer that cross the 260 limit. Are there other factors that influence this? I know the OneDrive synchronization app that is part of Office 365 als has problems with long paths, but it isn't working outside OneDrive and SharePoint folders either.
My system is Windows 10 Pro 64bit.
I don't think I had this limit in Windows 7, but I'm not 100% sure.