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Unable to delete or copy some files/folders from Windows Explorer on a CIFS share

Applies to

  • CIFS
  • ONTAP 9.X
  • Data ONTAP 8.x
  • Windows Explorer


  • Some files and folders cannot be copied or deleted from an ONTAP CIFS share.
  • For all affected files/folders, the total UNC path length exceeds 260 characters.



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