A solution to File Name Too Long error

Meet tool that allows you to avoid problem with “long path” error. It helps to make various actions with files even when they have too long paths. Open, copy, move or rename file without any difficulties with best-in-class tool – PathTooLong by ABTO Software.

What is “File Name Too Long” error and how to avoid it?

Sometimes we face the problem with OS limit for file`s name. When you try to save, move or rename file with characters more than 256 (260) – OS consider this file path as the part of file name (which it is not) that exceeds the limit. Then the “File Path Too Long” error pops up.

Check the list of most common “File Name Too Long Messages” below (you can face these messages when trying to remove, replace, copy or rename file or folder with long path):

  • Cannot delete file: access is denied
  • There has been a sharing violation.
  • The source or destination file may be in use.
  • The file is in use by another program or user.
  • Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.
  • Error Deleting File or Folder (error 1320)
  • Cannot delete file or folder
  • The file name you specified is not valid or too long. Specify a different file name.

At the same time not all messages are such straightforward. Trying to open, copy or make other actions with file or folder you can face different error messages like:

  • Cannot Open
  • File name is not valid
  • Cannot Copy
  • The file could not be accessed
  • File name could not be found
  • Could not find this item

The reliable decision for removing “Long Path” error is PathTooLong tool.

Path too long error fixerPathTooLong by ABTO Software is a great removing long filename tool that can delete all kinds of locked data. Path Too Long utility uses various methods to remove, rename, copy or replace files and folders locked by viruses and applications. It is easy to throw off undesirable information at your PC in one click.

Our long path error fixer is compatible with all Windows OS: from the earlier versions of Windows 95, 98, Me, Windows NT, 2000, 2003, to Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8

For more details about Path Too Long and Path Too Long PRO check http://www.pathtoolong.com.

If you have any questions regarding the Path Too Long or Path Too Long PRO purchasing, licenses etc., please, feel free to contact us at sales@pathtoolong.com with subject “Path Too Long” or “Path Too Long PRO” or call us +1 773 273 8030.

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