File path is too long...over 255

Hi Experts,

I have a problem to copy back some files to its original location.
In my previous version of a folder I wanted to copy back some folders and files.
But many files bring the error, they cannot be copied because of the long path .

Please can you help me to get rid of this limitation ?
Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAsked:
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Dan Dhillon2nd/3rd line Support EngineerCommented:
Hi,

can you share screen shot plz
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Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
Install 7zip and archive the folders and files inside previous version which you want to copy and extract the zip file back to its original location.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
FileError-largerthan.jpg
Here is the error.
I sit possible to fix with Windows explorer ?
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Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
No. The restriction is 260 characters for a file name in NTFS system and you cannot bypass it.

Zip and unzip the files as mentioned in my comment above us one of the workarounds.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
ok thanks.
I used another explorer tool and here we have no restrictions.
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ste5anSenior DeveloperCommented:
The restrictions depend on the tools you use (and the Windows function used by those tools).

You cannot workaround this in Windows Explorer. Here the only solution is to shorten the destination path.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
Yes you are right, the win explorer can just work with 260 characters.
The TOTAL COMMANDER can work with all characters.
NTFS files can be 32bit long.
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Eprs_AdminSystem ArchitectAuthor Commented:
it is not a problem of NTFS, it can handle 32bit long paths
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