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File name is too long to be delete

Hi,

I'm trying to delete a particular folder but, the cannot delete it ...it says that the file name is too long to be deleted and place in the rubbish bin.

Any clue?

Cheers
Windows Server 2008

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8/22/2022 - Mon
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mcse2007

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yes, did rename it to shorter name but no luck...i'll try moving it to a root drive see if I can delete it from there....
jorgedeoliveiraborges

cd ..
rd dir-name.
BillBondo

Cut and paste to a new local?
Your help has saved me hundreds of hours of internet surfing.
fblack61
madhatter5501

have you tried booting to a linux live cd and removing the file.  A simple one to get is called slax, ubuntu will work as well
Giovanni

You can always SUBST the folder just under what you are trying to delete to a drive letter.

Example: C:\TEMP\REALLY\LONG\PATH.....

SUBST T: C:\TEMP
T:
RD REALLY /s/q


This works....
mcse2007

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tks
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