Long File Name Crashes Solved

  1. Posts : 44
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit

    Long File Name Crashes

    I appreciate that there are a lot of queries regarding the file names exceeding 260 characters, but when i try to open my folders to rename the files to shorter names I don't get the chance to do this as the window just shuts down again before I can do anything.
    Is there anything I can do about this, please?
    I have been searching but have been unable to find a solution.
    MNany thanks.
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  2.    #2

    Part of the file name is the Path. If the folder that the files are in are deep within other folders or directories, move the folder to the Root of the C:\ drive. Or create a drive letter for the folder (see link) This will shorten the file name enough that you should be able to rename them. Windows file paths longer than 255 characters - Code42 Support
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  3. Posts : 44
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    Thank you, have managed to do it now.
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  4.    #4

    Let us know which method you chose so others may learn
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  5. Posts : 44
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    They were in 3 or 4 subfolders, so I copied the files to one folder on my C Drive.
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  6.    #6

    That's pretty lame that the full path name cannot exceed 255.
    Other systems allow 255 for just the file name, and 1024 for the full path.
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