Problem in accessing long paths.

venutaurus539 at venutaurus539 at
Fri Mar 6 14:42:49 CET 2009

Hello All,
            I have a requirement where I've to access folders with
path lengths >255 ( Windows only supports 255). To do this I've
created junction points for the folders whose length is > 255. The
problem is my python script is unable to recognize these junction

As an example I've a junction point JC04 pointing to a folder
DeepPathLevel57which has path length around 700. When I do

"cd E:\JunctionPaths\JC04\DeepPathLevel57" at command prompt, am able
to access the folder. When I try to list the directories in that
folder using os.listdir in python am getting the below error.

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "C:\JPDump\", line 362, in <module>
    for f in os.listdir(fpath):
WindowsError: [Error 3] The system cannot find the path specified: u'E:

Can some one please help me in this.
Thank you,
Venu Madhav.

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