Solve Filename Too Long to Delete Errors with the Powerful and Versatile Long Path Tool

There are times when you want to either delete, copy, rename or open a file or folder in your computer, either at home or at work and but instead of the command being executed, you get a Path Too Long error message. This happens because the file you are managing has a filename longer than the pre-set Windows limit.

If you want to delete a file or folder for instance, you are prone to get the error messages; Filename too long to delete, or Filename is not valid, or Source path too long to delete, or Cannot remove folder, or Cannot delete folder: access is denied, or Path too deep.

If you were copying a file or folder and the filename is too long to be executed by your OS, the error message returned is usually; File cannot be copied, or There has been a sharing violation, or The source or destination file may be in use, or Make sure that the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use, or Destination path too long, or Error copying file or folder

You may also want to rename or open files but instead the OS returns; Filename could not be found. Check the spelling of the filename, and verify that the file location is correct, or The path you entered is too long, enter a shorter path, or The file could not be accessed, or Could not find this item, or The filename extension is too long.

All these are file management errors that result from trying to execute commands with filenames exceeding the 256 character limit by Windows OS. Windows has a pre-set limit of 256 characters in which you cannot execute files exceeding this limit. This leaves users with more questions than answers as to what they should do with their important personal and work files they are not ready to lose because they are not opening or copying to backup. The errors are annoying because users are not able to delete the files they no longer need so as to free up space and even renaming and moving files becomes a problem.

Sidestep Filename Character Limitation with the Long Path Tool

A versatile program is however now available to help you sidestep all these file executional errors and character limitations in Windows OS. The program Long Path Tool is specially crafted to endow users with comfort and easiness in all their file management tasks. The Long Path Tool allows you to delete, unlock, copy, move, rename and open all files in your PC without being worried of any error messages popping up. The program eliminates all Path Too Long errors such as Filename too long to delete, Error copying files or folder and Destination path too long.

While Windows Explorer and FAR cannot copy, delete, rename, or open files with pathnames exceeding the Windows 256 characters limit, and would return a Path Too Long error, the program Long Path Tool easily and speedily handle filenames of any lengths that can be accommodated by the internal Windows limit of 32,000.

The Long Path Tool employs a straightforward concept which makes it usable by everybody.  It is compact and smallish such that it occupies negligible amount of your storage space. It is however powerful in doing what it is meant to do and has a nice-looking interface from which users work on their files. The interface is simple and easily comprehensible with many options for executing your files.

The Long Path Tool has no special system requirements

The versatile Long Path Tool requires no special system requirements or configurations. It is ready for use as soon as you download it. As a testimonial for its versatility, the LPT is compatible with all Windows Operating Systems. It is easily usable with the earliest Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, and the later versions of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008.

How to Use Long Path Tool to Eliminate Filename Too Long to Delete Errors

  • To get rid of all Path Too Long errors, all you have to do is download the program Long Path Tool at The program has no problem downloading using any Windows OS.
  • Create a desktop icon for Long Path Tool for ease of access.
  • Click on the desktop icon to open the program whenever you want to manage files with long filenames.
  • The program opens instantly with a pleasant interface listing all your files and folders.
  • From here you can manage all your files by copying, deleting, renaming, opening and moving them without any worries of error messages popping up to indicate some sorts of problem on your files.


Long Path Tool is a powerful and versatile program, yet sleek and easily usable to enable you open, delete, copy, move and rename all your files for easy management. Download the Long Path Tool at to help you fix all filename too long, too long path and path too long problems permanently.

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