Use A Long Path Tool Utility To Counter Error 1320

It is not uncommon for users of windows operating system to face error messages while trying to access, delete or unlock files. You may try to delete these useless files because such files occupy a lot of space on the hard disk. But these will simply refuse to get deleted, removed or renamed.

The error messages may vary, but one common error can be error 1320. The specified path is too long. You can experience such errors even if you are using the updated version of Microsoft OS, windows 8.

Limitations of your system

The problem occurs because the file name is longer than 255 characters and is thus unable to be recognized by your system.

Error 1320 can throw up messages like

  • Cannot read from the source disk

  • There has been a sharing violation

  • Unable to delete file

  • File name not valid

But whatever is the associated error message, the solution lies in dealing with the path too long problem, and for that you need a utility that can help you systematically recognize long filenames.

Long path tool

You can get rid of this problem by downloading and installing some long path tool utility from the internet to your computer. On its window you can manage these files like normal ones without error messages like error 1320. The specified path is too long.

Download Long Path Tool — Version 5.1.6