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?
This is useful.
I had a different workaround, which required 2 commands. 1 is less then 2, therefore PROFIT.
For the sake of learning and what not, what was your workaround?
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!
Any idea how to apply this concept to copying folders? I tried the \?\ trick with xcopy and it failed . Please help.
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