- Create a new Python project.
- Enable "Show all files".
- Close project.
- Create a directory symlink within project directory that refers to that directory: mklink /d self .
- Open the project.
Project fails to load, and the following error message is printed to the Output window:
"The specified path, file name, or both are too long ..."
Note that there's no error if the symlink is created while the project is opened.