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Environment Path Too Long Provokes Access Violation in Winlogon

Windows family operation systems have general filename restrictions of 255 symbols and this limitation isn’t allowed to exceed. Therefore user may experience diverse problems (including error 1320) including troubles while trying to log on remotely to the Terminal Server. Continue reading

Path or File Name Too long Errors in Cmd.exe

Cmd.exe is a Microsoft default command line interface used on diverse Windows based operating systems, including Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and 8, Windows Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 and Server 2012. Continue reading

Path too long Error While Installing Clients for Windows 95/98 on Windows NT

Windows NT (New Technology) embraces a family of Microsoft-produced operating systems intended to complement MS-DOS-based Windows consumer versions. Continue reading

Path Is Too Long Error in Windows NT Server and Workstation

MS Windows NT series is a graphical OS, designed specifically for corporate workstations and servers. Windows NT may visually remind of Windows 98, but it is a completely different operating system with more advanced security and administration. Continue reading

Long PATH Environment Makes 16-bit Applications Stop Responding

In Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition and Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition problems with running 16-bit applications may occur. They may stop responding or not run at all. Continue reading

Error message while opening an Office file with long folder name

Very often while using Microsoft products including MS Word, Microsoft Access, MS Powerpoint and MS Excel users come across the error messages like:

  • Filename is not valid.
  • The file could not be accessed.
  • The path you entered, ‘<filename>’, is too long. Enter a shorter path.
  • File Name could not be found. Check the spelling of the filename, and verify that the file location is correct.

These types of error messages are obtained when a user wants to open a file which is contained in a folder that has a long filename. Continue reading

Error messages while attempting to open Office document

If a user attempts to open a file in MS Office programs that belong to “Applies to” section the file will not open and he/she might obtain the following error messages:

  • Filename is not valid. The file could not be accessed.
  • The path you entered, ‘filename’, is too long. Enter a shorter path.
  • Filename could not be found. Check the spelling of the filename, and verify that the file location is correct.
  • A DDE error has occurred, and a description of the error cannot be displayed because it is too long. If the filename or path is long, try renaming the file or copying it to a different folder. Continue reading
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