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You cannot access a symbolic link by running Client for NFS if the path length of the symbolic link is too long

You are running Client for NFS (Network File System) in a Windows-based operating system. However, you cannot access a symbolic link (symlink).

This problem occurs if the following condition is true:

The path length of the symbolic link + the length of the target of the symbolic link + the integer constant “c” is greater than the length of the maximum path length (The maximum path length is 260 characters).

If you run the ls command in a shell prompt in Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA) when this issue occurs, you receive the following error message:

Data buffer too small to store result

Similarly, if you run the dir command at a command prompt, the destination file information is not displayed as expected.

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB967111.

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