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File path is too long...over 255

Posted on 2016-10-10
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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 ?
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Question by:Eprs_Admin
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by:Dan Dhillon
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Hi,

can you share screen shot plz
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by:Jackie Man
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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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by:Eprs_Admin
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FileError-largerthan.jpg
Here is the error.
I sit possible to fix with Windows explorer ?
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by:Jackie Man
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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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by:Eprs_Admin
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ok thanks.
I used another explorer tool and here we have no restrictions.
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ste5an earned 500 total points
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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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by:Eprs_Admin
ID: 41839894
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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by:Eprs_Admin
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it is not a problem of NTFS, it can handle 32bit long paths
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