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How to fix Can't Delete Folder, "Destination Path Too Long" Error?

By claytonclayton ·
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I've seen other similar posts, but none of them provides an actual solution that has worked for this ridiculous problem I'm having. I'm simply trying to delete a folder from my backup drive in Windows 7, but Windows shows the error, "Destination Path Too Long: The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folder. You can shorten the file name and try again, or try a location that has a shorter path."

Then, after I "Skip" this item, I get another similar error, but this time it says, "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. "

So, I deleted all sub folders and files in an attempt to work around this problem. There is one folder, that is actually completely empty, that refuses to be deleted. I moved this folder to the root of my drive, I even tried renaming it, but it never gets deleted.

Seriously, I just want to delete this folder. I've tried third-party utilities, checked the disk for errors, tried deleting the folder from the command line, and nothing has been able to delete this folder. It seems like a cutting-edge operating system should be able to handle a simple delete operation without so much trouble.

Appreciate your feedback!

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How to fix Can't Delete Folder, "Destination Path Too Long" Error

by Andrew Thiel In reply to How to fix Can't Delete F ...

You Can use LONG PATH TOOL for solve this problem.It is great.

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Automatically correct this

by martinkohonen In reply to How to fix Can't Delete F ...

I recommend using Path Too Long Auto Fixer (https://pathtoolongautofixer.blogspot.com) to automatically delete this the folder and move the data to a new location safely.

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If a singe folder

by t.hulsebosch In reply to How to fix Can't Delete F ...

If this is a single folder, you can change (shorten) the name, using Total Commander.

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Path Too Long

by fredsmith01 In reply to How to fix Can't Delete F ...

Try to use long path tool to resolve this issue.

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File Path Too Long

by Garry Brown In reply to How to fix Can't Delete F ...

If File Path is too long then I would like to suggest you, try Long Path Tool program to resolve this issue.

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in my opinion

by georgeeerenee In reply to How to fix Can't Delete F ...

I use GS RichCopy360. It supports long file names and also can copy locked/open files with ease. Though it's not cheap, it is a great tool for copying files from one machine to another or to different directives on the same machine..

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Try this one

by amybros2018 In reply to How to fix Can't Delete F ...

Try LongPathTool software.

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USE gs richcopy 360

I use GS RichCopy360. It supports long file names and also can copy locked/open files with ease. Though it's not cheap, it is a great tool for copying files from one machine to another or to different directives on the same machine.

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long path file

by Ross Gram In reply to How to fix Can't Delete F ...

I have faced this problem once upon a time but when knowing about the LongPathTool program, at that time I am using this tools and all problem solve. so my personal suggestion you can use the LongPathTool program.

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long path tool

by Brandon Wooten In reply to How to fix Can't Delete F ...

you should try 'long path tool'.
it's very helpful for me.

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for your help

by David Galler In reply to How to fix Can't Delete F ...

try 'long path tool'....
it's very helpful for me.

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