jfitzpatrick — 2014-01-27T12:34:07-05:00 — #1
Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/179173/ask-htg-why-is-windows-reporting-this-folder-is-too-long-to-copy/
If you work with Windows long enough, especially with folders and files that have long names, you’ll run into a bizarre error: Windows will report that the folder path or file name is too long to move to a new destination or even delete. What’s the deal?
acf — 2014-01-29T16:36:15-05:00 — #2
This is useful.
I had a different workaround, which required 2 commands. 1 is less then 2, therefore PROFIT.
jfitzpatrick — 2014-01-29T19:19:45-05:00 — #3
For the sake of learning and what not, what was your workaround?
acf — 2014-01-30T00:29:16-05:00 — #4
jfitzpatrick — 2014-01-30T10:01:30-05:00 — #5
Ahhhh clever, dropping back to the 8.3 filenames. This might be just the trick I'm looking for to help a reader who wrote in with a problem centered on illegal file name characters where the native API trick doesn't work. Thanks!
vmb113 — 2014-02-04T13:16:53-05:00 — #6
Any idea how to apply this concept to copying folders? I tried the \?\ trick with xcopy and it failed . Please help.
jfitzpatrick — 2014-02-06T12:34:09-05:00 — #7
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