Topic "WinSCP Installation kills %windir% variariable"

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Hi,
after installing WinSCP, advanced mode with path extension, all shortcuts to files with %windir%, e.g. editor.exe, explorer.exe don't work anymore. It seems, as if the installation has killed the variable. Version 5.1.5 (3261)
Restarting the machine helps, but just until a logoff/logon occurs. I couldn't find a reason for this, maybe it has nothing to do with WinSCP, but it started just after installing it.

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martin
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What do you mean by "path extension"? The adding of WinSCP installation directory to %PATH%?

Anyway, WinSCP installer does not modify the WINDIR. So what value does it have, when the shortcuts do not work?
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Martin Prikryl
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found it.
after adding WinSCP to path, the string contained more than 2048 characters. That killed the variable.

See http://browse.feedreader.com/c/All_Geek_All_the_Time/4413037


Would you mind checking the path length prior to adding it?

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martin
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Thanks for your research.

This issue has been added to the tracker:
https://winscp.net/tracker/show_bug.cgi?id=1025
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