long path tool – long path error 1320 fixer

On my Vista system, installation failed with:
error 1320. The specified path is too long: C:\Users\work

This works fine on XP but on Vista fails

… Unfortunately, many vendors unwittingly hard-code installation
paths into their installers that use the default location of the
Documents folder. When the installer attempts to create the path
desired (e.g. C:\Users\username\test) Vista
gets caught in a loop trying to create a Documents folder.
The Documents folder is special and cannot be duplicated under
the Users path. This loop eventually results in an
Error 1320: path too long message

To fix the problem I installed Long Path Tool