Cannot Delete files and folders - Source Path Too Long RRS feed

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  • I have seen a number of posts regarding this problem. I have tried CMDs erase, del, RD, File Shredder, cut and paste to a root folder, "file shredder" (that tries to install a number of junk programs), and "Long Path File Tool" that wants me to buy it to try. I can move the folders but never can delete the files. I get this more often on a USB drive than my hard drives.

    Seriously, Microsoft needs to come up with a tool to handle this. So far, the only fix is to format the USB drive.

    See the error message below.

    Error: Source path too long

    Friday, April 10, 2015 4:33 PM


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