Topic "Long file name or directory path problem"

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using WinSCP 4.2.3 build 494 on Vista business SP2 fully updated.

I am trying to use SCP to backup my web site using the synchronise files capability. The structure of my site means some directory paths are quite deep.
I have a problem that if I run from the top level directory, during the comparison process SCP stops when it comes to certain files. However, if i run sync from within lower level directories the process executes fine.
I assume this is something to do with length of directory path / file name.
Any tips please?
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Please post a full log file showing the problem.

To generate log file, enable logging, log in to your server and do the operation and only the operation that causes the error. For posting extensive logs you may use pastebin or similar application. Note that passwords and passphrases not stored in the log. You may want to remove other data you consider sensitive though, such as host names, IP addresses, account names or file names (unless they are relevant to the problem). If you do not want to post the log publicly, you may email it to me. You will find my address (if you log in) in my forum profile. Please include link back to this topic in your email. Also note in this topic that you have emailed the log.
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