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Delete Filename Too Long

Posted on 2011-09-16
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Hi

ive got a couple of sub directories on my newly installed SBS2011 server that i cant delete.

imbebed in each other are multiple "Application Data" Directories with another in that and another in that etc i've tried sharing the tree half way down and deleting the files one by one from another computer.

but it always comes to the same thing,the path and filename get to be too long and i cant delete the file.

i could just leave it, but i thought someone might have an idea how to remove these directories for good.

Thanks
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Question by:t2s
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Have you tried renaming each folder to a single letter, then trying to delete the files?
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by:Govvy
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Yes rename the folders in the path to single characters to get within the 255 char limit
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Thanks

Couldnt see the files for the tree (LOL)

Murray
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by:Anand Shaw Shaw
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“Long path tool” is very helpful for this problem. You can solve this problem like copy, delete, long path files by using this tool.
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