windows server 2008 (file server)

I have user directories that are too long. In order to delete these directories, I need to take ownership. These directories will not let me take ownership of all the folders and files because the path is too long. I have multiple directories like this. Is there a way I can force ownership no matter how long the file/folder path?

Doing anything manually will take me weeks.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Two suggestions:

Rename parent directories.

Map a network drive so that the path isn't as long and then take ownership.
Jeff BrownGlobal Helpdesk SupervisorCommented:
we often use robocopy to move the data and folders to a shorter path to deal with the issue.

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Windows Server 2008

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