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.

This utility allows to accomplish various manipulations with the file system, launch programs from the command line, interact with running programs etc. Cmd.exe is a system process that is necessary for correct computer work and shouldn’t be removed. It allows access to the Microsoft Windows Command Prompt, also known as Microsoft DOS and provides disk and file maintenance functions to the PC as well as network functions.

File name too long to delete error

In the cases when path/file name exceeds the max_path length setting or 256 characters limit on the NTFS file system partitions, remove and delete functions may not operate correctly in cmd.exe. A user can get the following error messages: “There are no more files” or “File not found” while trying to delete/move/remove those files from the computer.

It happens if filename is longer than 256 characters – the maximum path length allowed in Windows based operation systems. Cmd.exe also uses this limit while NTFS doesn’t have such limits concerning file or total path length. When a user utilizes cmd.exe on FAT partitions this 256 character path length limit will also work. Microsoft confirmed that this problem in the Microsoft products list.

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