|In your post you specify that Windows is reporting that your file name is too long. |
The file name consists of the entire path including the file name. -- not just the file name. For example, the following file name is over 50 Characters long and it's located in the root of the My Documents folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\kptech\My Documents\testfile.txt
If you have files nested several folders deeper than this as many folks do, you can very quickly end up with extremely long filenames.
If this is the case, there are a couple of things you can do and you can implement one or both...
1. This is the obvious one... You can pare down the length of your file and folder names.
2. You can move your My Documents folder to the root of your disk drive by right-clicking on it and changing the Target folder location to "C:\My Documents". In the above example, this will shorten the path by 28 characters. If you want to squeeze as much out of this as you can, you can shorten the folder name to "My Docs" or "Docs". It can be literally anything you want.