File name is too long to delete

February 18, 2013 at 09:12:59
Specs: Windows XP
File name is too long to delete,is there a quick fix, anyone tried the Long Path Tool, can it resolve file name is too long to delete?

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February 18, 2013 at 09:25:44
Are you attempting to delete the file from inside Windows? I believe the name includes folder names. If you have a file in a sub-folder you may need to move it up a level or two.

I have no experience with the Long Path Tool.

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February 18, 2013 at 11:39:07
Here's a trick that has worked for me in the past. Share a folder a few levels down and map it as a drive (yes, you can map to a shared folder on the same computer). Using this shared drive the path to the final file will be short enough that you can delete it.

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February 20, 2013 at 07:20:54
You might try this from a command prompt window as well.

Open your command prompt window (ie: Start >> Run >> type cmd and hit Enter) and change to the folder the file is in. Do a directory listing (dir command) so you can see the filename. It will have a tilde on the end (~). Now do a del command and begin typing the filename in. Do the first three or 4 characters and then hit your tab key to autocomplete the rest of the filename and hit Enter.

If your filename has spaces then you'll need to enclose it in double quotes.

Say you have filename:

C:>del SuperCa[tab]
C:>del SuperCalifragilisticexpialidocious.txt

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***

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March 13, 2013 at 07:35:12
Were you able to delete the file?

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March 29, 2013 at 19:54:27
try to search and download this tool Long Path Tool, this will help your problem..

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June 4, 2013 at 12:40:38
I have download Long Path Tool and it is the best solution of your problem.

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