How to get rid of error messages

Long Path Tool is a small program that can solve big problems easily. Windows users can get errors like Too long path, File name too long, Destination Path Too Long or many others while trying to copy, rename or delete files or folders with long names. It also affects long pathnames and leads to inability to manage them. You can try to restart your computer or read long, boring manuals, but it will not help and can even damage your system.
Long Path Tool is a program that can take care of your files and folders. It can handle names up to 32,000 characters long. To start using it you only need to download this program online and install on your computer. It has easy to understand, user friendly interface and huge functionality. It can quickly copy, rename, move and delete fails that Windows can’t handle. Long Path Tool has fast performance, no bugs and runs on every Windows version with no difficulties starting from Windows 95. Forget about annoying error messages forever and get full access to you files with Long Path Tool software. It has a free trial version and with that you get free support and updates.
To better understand how it works and why error messages appear let’s go through 3 steps.

1 step: Understanding the problem

There are some restrictions of file and path names in Windows. The one that causes problems limits length of filenames and pathnames to 255. Quite often files are limited to a smaller number, 255 characters is possible if files are in the root directory. If you try to create, rename, move or delete such files you won’t be able to do that and an error message will appear. Not only old versions of Windows, but even the newest ones cannot manage these files and folders. You also cannot delete them, because Windows Explorer locks files that are in use and mistakes like The action can’t be completed because the file is open in Windows Explorer or Check if file is open in another program will appear.
The only thing Microsoft did to help is hidden directory entries where it stores long names. For some Windows users it made things worse because it is not only impossible to manage files with long names, it makes them invisible. But they are there. They could be created by different OS, virus, other programs or adware. Or it can be files with short names which are located in a set of subfolders and the whole path exceeds the limit. Also, Internet Explorer favorites usually have quite long pathnames. When you want to manage them, you will get error messages like:
• Destination Path Too Long
• Path too long
• The file is in use by another program or user
• The filename or extension is too long3
• Windows Delete Path Too Long
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• 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.
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• The specified file or folder name is too long. The URL path for all files and folders must be 260 characters or less (and no more than 128 characters for any single file or folder name in the URL). Please type a shorter file or folder name
• File Name could not be found. Check the spelling of the filename, and verify that the file location is correct
• total path and filename length must not exceed 260 characters
So, if Windows can manage these files, how can Long Path Tool? Actually, system can support them, but Windows Shell can’t. The amount of characters that is possible to use is 32,000 and Long Path Tool knows how to manage them. Just download this program online and rename, copy and delete all files without problems.

2 Step: Downloading and using Long Path Tool

It is very easy to start using the program. Downloading will not take more than half a minute and installing is even faster. It works smoothly on all Windows versions including Win98, Windows 95, WinXP, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 2003, Vista Business, Windows Vista, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate, Vista Starter, Windows Vista Home Basic, Vista Enterprise and many o4thers.
Once it is installed you can create a desktop icon to have an easy access to Long Path Tool. Simply click on it and in no time at all you will be able to rename, delete, open and move files with long names and long pathnames. No more Path too long and Destination Path Too Long messages will appear.

Unlike many other programs Long Path Tool is in constant development. If you want to stay updated we will send you emails with information about new versions, fixes and other useful utilities that you can use to make your life easier. This tool is very basic and there is no other software required. It can work on slow computers and old Windows systems.
There is a trial version of Long Path Tool and with it you get free support and updates as well. If you want to exceed Long Path Tool functionality you can order it online. Full version can delete locked or used by another program files. If you keep getting messages like The action can’t be completed because the file is open in Windows Explorer or Check if file is open in another program then Long Path Tool can easily solve the problem.
It is also possible to order the program for commercial usage. Students, pensioners and veterans get a discount with a “3% off” code.

3 Step: Getting updates and support

All Long Path Tool users have free support, updates and receive new information via email. Even if you use a trial version we are at your service. If you have any difficulties, questions or suggestions feel free to contact us at You can also like it on Facebook or Twitter and let your friends know about it. Many users who tried Long Path Tool recommended it as efficient and simple software.
Long Path Tool is a small program that is easy to download, install and use. It shows you a well-structured and easy to navigate list of folders and files in a chosen directory. Using drop-down menu or buttons below you can rename, copy, move and delete files with any names possible. Or you can simply drag and drop files and folders and Long Path Tool will automatically navigate to the path. With all its capabilities it works fast and it is free of bugs. All processes take only a few seconds.
The problem with filenames and pathnames can be annoying and disturbing. Besides, many other file conflicts can appear. Long Path Tool meets needs and expectations of users by removing, renaming, copying and deleting any files and paths. Is an impressive program that helps dealing with Windows imperfection and it is a must-have for Windows users.

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