I'm having the same exact issue (with the same security concern)..
Visual Studio 2017 and MSBuild don't like paths longer than 260
characters. So if I include these files as is, they take up 202
characters. Which doesn't leave much flexibility for the file location
in windows. AKA, one developers computer may work, while another won't
compile because of the character issue. (yes, there is a win 10 fix, and
no...it didn't work for me, and yes, even if it did, we would need to
get corporate IT to ...