Solved

Source file name (s) are larger than is supported by the file system

Posted on 2014-03-13
1
4,253 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-23
I am currently running Window 2008 Server and I am trying to use the previous version option. So I go into the date I’m looking for and I find the directory and try to copy it to another location and the original location but I get an error message   for some of the files in the directory stating that { The source file name (s) are larger than is supported by the file system}  How can I get around this without skipping the files? Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:ahmad1467
1 Comment
 
LVL 13

Accepted Solution

by:
Santosh Gupta earned 500 total points
ID: 39926471
Hi,

1. it seems you have larger file name so, if possible, rename short those files/folders.

2. Try to map the drive to make path shorter.
 For example if you are getting the error trying to delete:

\\NAS.Device.Company.com\a\b\c\d\e\f\g\h\i\j\k\l\m\n\o\p\q\r\s\t\u\v\w\x\y\z

Then map a network drive Z: to

\\NAS.Device.Company.com\a\b\c\d\e\f\g\h\i\j\k\
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Migrate 2008 DNS server to Windows 2012 RS 8 61
Extend a Partition 6 31
Remote Desktop Certificates 6 44
Determine if SQL is installed in Server 2008 R2 4 53
Normally after a failure of Domain Controller, when promoting new DC the DC is renamed, we will discuss the options in Dcpromo to re-create the DC with the same name. Scenario: You are a small IT shop with two Domain Controllers (Domain Contr…
New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately. This Article and the Links apply to…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to configure their installation of BackupExec 2012 to use network shared disk space. Verify that the path to the shared storage is valid and that data can be written to that location:…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…

911 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

24 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now