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Cannot Delete File, Name Too Long

By jamrock ·
I am deleting a few users folder and I am getting this error message "Cannot Delete file: The filename you specified is invalid or too long. Specify a different filename". These files are in the User home directory, Windows, Temporary Internet Files. I tried changing the file name but it won't let me and it does not give me any error. I don't want to reformat the Drive.

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Cannot Delete File, Name Too Long

by jamrock In reply to Cannot Delete File, Name ...

I am using W2K Server SPK 2.

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Cannot Delete File, Name Too Long

by gziv In reply to Cannot Delete File, Name ...

You might want to try deleting the file from the command line, using the 8.3-char name. Another thing to try is using the 16-bit Winfile (the old win3.1 file manager. It can also do the trick. If this doesn't work, you might want to ry WinCommander. It's very good and often succeeds where the regular explorer fails. It is one shareware I really recommend getting for your personal arsenal.
Cheers,

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Cannot Delete File, Name Too Long

by jamrock In reply to Cannot Delete File, Name ...

I tried it but it gives me "Cannot delete" or "file not found" Thanks.

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Cannot Delete File, Name Too Long

by nikki96 In reply to Cannot Delete File, Name ...

Did you try emptying the folder using Explorer? Open Internet Explorer. Click on Tools->Internet Options. Go to the General tab. There is a section about halfway down that says Temporary Internet Files. Click on Delete Files button. Make sure you check the box for deleting offline content.
Click OK (or apply) until all screens clear.

HTH
~nikki~

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Cannot Delete File, Name Too Long

by jamrock In reply to Cannot Delete File, Name ...

Did not work

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Cannot Delete File, Name Too Long

by atillarist260 In reply to Cannot Delete File, Name ...

After days of searching I finally found solution for unlocking, managing and renaming long named files. Get your problem solved from http://longpathtool.com/

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Cannot delete file

by krowey In reply to Cannot Delete File, Name ...

If you are facing with this kind of problem, instead of renaming the file so you can delete it, it's better to use a third party app like Long Path Tool. This software can also solve issues Error 1320 in Windows 7.

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Path too Long?

by BarryFlows In reply to Cannot Delete File, Name ...

Use Long path tool it will help you

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file name too long

by jolfber In reply to Cannot Delete File, Name ...

Hey, I also had the same problem as well. I am not that good at new tech stuff or anything similar to that so I searched for good answers over the net. I found this http://LongPathTool.com it helped me regarding this problem and I hope it does to you too. Why not try this out.

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