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

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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
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Santosh Gupta earned 2000 total points
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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\
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