Fix: The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folder error message

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  1. I use ztree (Kin to the old xtreegold) to change the name, eg. xyz.gar then delete. Ok, I’m a dinosaur but never found a simpler tool.

  2. a not much smart alternative might be just zip/rar the folder and copy and open it at the destination folder after paste.

  3. I downloaded that program and it wanted me to pay to use their features. Not what I would consider “easy”.

  4. Move to folder was NOT an option. But, I was able to move up to a higher folder, rename to a single letter, which then allowed me the option to rename my file to a shorter filename. Then I was able to 1) Move the file to the location I wanted to move it, and 2) name the higher folder back to the original name.

  5. i used linux for a while an d it created file names too big for windows to delete+these files cannot be opened or renamed….i tried moving files to D drive to make shorter file name but they wont move!!!

  6. Simple fix … nothing to download, no tools. Just use SUBST.EXE command.
    Substitute a drive letter for the source path and another for the destination path (may not be necessary depending on local copy/folder/network location) … copy/move files between these two virtual drives with no problem as path is now much shorter …
    i.e. subst m: c:usersownermusicitunesitunes mediamusicvarious artists1980best of the 80s
    subst n: \networkstoragearchivemusicoldiesthe 80s

  7. Hi Der spud.
    i have a prblem like u. 🙂
    I suggest to try “Long Path Tool” program on google. maybe it can help u.

  8. I used winrar “add to archive” and selected “delete files after archive” and then i deleted archives and done!

  9. Hello friends i alsoo face same problem.someone suggest long path tool ,its really helpful.

  10. You ought to try the “Long Path Tool” program. Maybe it can be of help to your problem.

  11. Cannot Delete Files ? Cannot Copy Files ? Long Path Tool Can
    you must try “Long Path Tool” program … ((Recommended))

  12. I would suggest Long Path Tool software for these kind of errors, it has solved my all copy paste errors.

  13. “Long Path Tool” is very helpful for this error !
    You can use to solve this problem

    Long Path Tool help me a lot when i have an issue like file deleting or renaming the file. Also good to use if file name and file extension is too long.

    I used to have similar problems too, but after using “long path tool” everything was solved. Try this software and you would be glad you did.

  14. I have this problem on ONE Windows 7 system trying to move folders to a different drive. I had no problem copying the same folders across the network to another Windows 7 PC. Renaming the files/folders is NOT an option; they are part of a torrent that would be broken by mangling the names. I installed hotfix 470273_intl_x64_zip.exe that is intended to fix this problem, but it didn’t. WTF is going on?

  15. I used to have similar problems too, but after using “DuplicateFilesDeleter” everything was solved. Try this software and you would be glad you did,
    there are many ways in which you can sort the randomized files in the hard disk.

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  17. If I can still remember we have experience the same problem before, in a windows server then one of my colleagues has found a solution by using a program called: “Long path tool”. His not working with us any more so I can’t be sure if that’s really the program. Hope this helps.

  18. Long path error!
    “Long path tool” is very helpful for this problem. You can solve this problem like copy, delete, long path files by using this tool.
    I used to have similar problems too, but after using “long path tool” everything was solved. Try this software and you would be glad you did.

  19. Use “Long path tool” is very helpful for this problem. You can solve this problem like copy, delete, long path files by using this tool.

  20. The Long path tool is the very best program for error, unlock solution.and it is very useful tool.

  21. You have a Computer with Unlimited damage file or blocked files. Do not worry if you want to remove the blocked files or too long path files from your system, here I suggest a smooth way. Use “Long path tool” software and keep yourself.

  22. You have a Computer with Unlimited damage file or blocked files. Don’t worry. Just use “Long Path Tool” software

  23. You have some Unlimited damage on your computer which hampers your memory space.
    Just use “Long Path Tool”.Protect your computer.

  24. Hello
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  25. Hi ¡
    I also got the same message and I couldn´t rename it. I searched for a solution on the internet and I found Long Path Tool.

    I wass able to fix my problem.>

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  26. This is a very tedious problem to solve took me almost a week of trying new and new things until i get the result that i wanted. I would suggest you to rather download software to get this task done. I used GS RichCopy 360 to solve this problem. Its a paid software but the money it takes is worth it. It gives you many extra features too. Consider trying this method. Hope it helped!!

  27. This an evil error. Trust me when I see this error I loose my mind. I work in a company where I need to do lot of copying work and others, basically file handling and organising. This was a real mess for me untill I found GS RichCopy 360. My company bought its enterprise version because of its so many features like data compression before copying, multi threaded file transfer and its simplicity. Try it, hope it helps!

  28. Use “LONG PATH TOOL” for issues like copying/ renaming and deleting long path files name.

  29. I am also encountering the same problem but Long Path tool really worked for me . Try using it to .. I hope it helps 🙂

  30. Hi, I just encounter the same problem but long path tool really worked for me . My friend suggest the tool and i use it to solve this problem . Maybe you should try it too.

  31. try remove the parent directory and before it copy rest files to other folder. this worked for me.

  32. If you are bumped into the same situation, you can try using the Long Path Tool. It’s quick and easy solution to file name too long issues or even deleting and copying files.

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