View Full Version : Error message Query....Someone Help....
03-25-2012, 06:39 AM
How can I solve this problem?
can not delete/unlock, copy/rename, path too long files/folder error message?
Anyone advice please...
03-25-2012, 04:13 PM
I found this by searching 'Force short file names in Windows XP (http://www.atot.net/windows-xp/cant-delete-long-file-names)'. There may also be a registry key that can be activated, but this is dicey, and may cause a total volume rewrite of names that could take several hours to execute, and make a complete mess of the drive in the process. Not advisable unless you can isolate the name changes to a single folder, and know what you're doing.
DOS is a viable approach, though I can see that this would be dicey, as well. Start by isolating the files to be renamed by setting the pointer to the exact directory, and be sure not to change the names of any OS or software related files. Confine changes to .doc, .xls, .txt, etc.; i.e., files that are not needed or used by the system or installed software.
Sorry I couldn't be of more help. A Windows guru may crawl out of the woodwork, but I would suggest taking your issue to 'Windows Secrets' and put the question to them.
03-25-2012, 06:34 PM
Thank You so much for the reply but, I have searched for solutions already and I stumbled upon a link of a tool called (LongPathTool [dot] com)...I am wondering if you could give me advice about this tool before using it.. Lots of Thanks....sorry fo the inconvenience...just need this...
03-25-2012, 07:12 PM
What we keep seeing around here are a lot of questions asked, and seldom does the OP return to respond. Occasionally one's help gets stuck with a response like the OP's above that is just as insulting to the responders as a non-response. 'I got it already. Now help me with what I found.'
Since searching found the solution you needed, then why did the OP start this thread? No inconvenience, I assure you, but a complete waste of time. To expect any more from this member is a convenience I cannot accommodate. Perhaps some more searching will help, or reading the FAQ on the mentioned solution. Don't waste any more of our time.