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UE4 - Install error - Path length

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    UE4 - Install error - Path length

    Hello and good evening.

    I have a problem, when I try to install the latest version of UE4 (4.24).

    I get an error message: "The maximum path size exceeded." Error code: IS-PL01.

    The basic (suggested) path is:

    E:\Program Files(x86)\Epic Games\

    and then:

    E:\Program Files(x86)\Epic Games\UE_4.24

    I didn't change anything on the file path myself.

    It worked with previous versions very well.

    I tried to delete an older version of UE4 and install it again. That causes now the same error.

    Has the maximum path lenght changed internally?

    I hope somebody can help me.

    That path is about 40 characters long, that is really pushing it when you consider Unreal will add its own incredibly long pathnames to that. You must be just hitting the 260-character limit.

    I wouldn't put the source code under Program Files anyway, that's confusing and causes security issues.

    Just make a path like: E:\dev\UE_424 and use that.