Sentinel-2 Data Hotfix

Version: 16.00.0100.00777

Release Date: Friday, January 13, 2017

The Problem:


The Sentinel-2 data long filenames and big package sizes have caused problems for many data users. Therefore since September 2016 (shortly after the release of ERDAS IMAGINE 2016 v16.1, which introduced a direct-read capability specific to the older Sentinel-2 format) data started being distributed by ESA in single-tile packages with an updated product naming convention. The naming of folders and files inside the product structure has been compacted to overcome the 256 characters limitation on pathnames imposed by Windows platforms. Unfortunately this new naming structure is incompatible with the Sentinel-2 SAFE direct read capability introduced in ERDAS IMAGINE 2016 v16.1. The issue is addressed by this Hotfix patch.

Installation Instructions:

ERDAS IMAGINE 2016 v16.1 must already be installed and configured.

The provided Zip file contains the following two updated libraries:



It is highly recommended that the two existing files in your ERDAS IMAGINE 2016 v16.1 install be backed up first, such as by renaming them.

Once the files are backed up, unzip the two new files into the IMAGINE_HOME path and restart ERDAS IMAGINE


To uninstall the hotfix, copy the two backup files over the two new files

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