Wednesday, October 12, 2011 10:20 PMMy system lost its motherboard. I recoevered data from the hard drive and saved recovered files to my file server. I back up my server every week. When I had to delete some back up copies becasue of space, a few files cannot be deleted becasue their filepath is too long (18 to 20 subfolders down). Is there any way to delete them? I tried renaming and moving and cut & paste, etc. I was able to delete the recovery file on my server.
Thursday, October 13, 2011 3:12 AM
The solution is here : http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=320081
Alternate method: http://www.anetforums.com/posts.aspx?ThreadIndex=12667
- Marked As Answer by Carey FrischMVP, Moderator Sunday, March 18, 2012 8:53 PM
Saturday, March 17, 2012 11:42 AM
You can use alternative file manager Total Commander which supports very long file names. Just make sure to un-check Configuration > Options > Copy/Delete > Use Explorer delete method.
Sunday, September 30, 2012 11:52 AMLong Path Tool helped me in this situation. http://PathTooDeep.com
Monday, January 21, 2013 10:01 AM
I have downloaded Long Path Tool and it helped me a lot in this situation.
Thursday, February 14, 2013 8:41 PMIn the solution above, mapping a network drive directly to the problem folder worked like a charm. Thanks.