Windows 10: "Source Path Too Long" despite making changes to gpedit.msc. Solution?

  1.    23 Nov 2016 #1

    "Source Path Too Long" despite making changes to gpedit.msc. Solution?

    I receive the following error when attempting to copy and paste a 25GB large folder with many sub-folders and files:
    "Source Path Too Long. The source file name(s) are larger than is supported by the file system. Try moving to a location which has a shorter path name, or try renaming to shorter name(s) before attempting this operation."

    I'm given an option to cancel the operation and nothing else. I'm a little bit surprised to see this message as both the source and destination drives are set to NTFS file system, I'm running a Windows 10 Pro ver 1607 build 14393.447 (which has long file path names turned on by default as indicated online), as well as I've done 'enable ntfs long path filenames' by accessing win + r > gpedit.msc > computer configuration > administrative templates > system > filesystem > enable win32 long paths (as 'enable ntfs long paths' has been renamed since some build). I've restarted my computer but am still facing the same old error message. I can't afford to manually rename files and folders in at least 200 objects in best case scenario. Because of this error I'm unable to use Dropbox as I should as well as backup my data locally on thumb drives. Is there a way to copy these kind of folders or files without creating virtual drives or manually renaming a large portion of objects?


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  2.    23 Nov 2016 #2

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