Long Path Tool – Beat Errors against File Management
- Path too long.
- Cannot delete file: Access is denied
- Cannot delete file or folder. The file name you specified is too long or invalid. Specify a different file name.
- The file is being used by another user or program.
- Error Copying File or Folder
Have you got such errors in your operating system? Then try this easy to use software in order to rename, copy, move and delete files and folders with long paths.
Want to know what is its function?
To be simple and precise, Long Path Tool is a tool that enables you to access those files and folders that Windows Explorer refuses to reach due to an error. Windows explorer is unable to get at files and folders that are of a path containing more than 259 characters.
With Long Path Tool you can very easily and quickly exploit files and folders according to your desire. Long Path Tool can manipulate files and folders of path containing up to 32,767 characters. After all, no track is ‘too long’.
So how does it really work?
Long Path tool makes your work easier by showing all files and folders, hidden folders inclusive, on your screen. All you have to do is just choose the file or folder you want, drag and simply drop onto it. The tool itself will cross to path of the file or folder you dropped.
Then you just have to click on the respective file or folder you wish to move, delete, copy or rename and hit the suitable button, i.e. Move, Copy, Delete or Rename. These four options also appear from the right-click menu. In Explorer widows, F5 is used to refresh the list of the folders and files that appear on your screen.
Also, the drop-down menu at the top is available for you to navigate your drives directly from there by using up/down keys. But not to forget, the drag and drop option is always better and easier-to-use.
Having said that, when you drag and drop a shortcut the tool will resolve the shortcut to its original location itself. If you prefer to open the file or folder from its real location, then hold down the Ctrl key and drop the folder or file onto the main window.
If you wish, you can easily have Long Path Tool in your explorer directory context menu. The way to do this is available in Long Path Tool’s System Tray menu. Having the tool in your explorer directory context menu will make the work much easier for you. In addition to this, you can keep the shortcut files or folders in your “Send To” menu and send items directly from there. If you’re sending files, Long Path Tool will open at the parent folder itself.
If you start Long Path Tool with no path chosen, it will start the work from the previous folder it remembers. Similarly, the last location you chose is where the dialog will open next time around. That is why you should be a bit careful and save your few precious seconds.
What to do if an item is locked?
The tool has a right click menu in its file and folder list. When you select an item and right click the list, you get an option of default shell action, along with other options of rename, delete and copy.
Also, if you want you can copy the entire path to your Windows clipboard. Moreover, there’s an “unlock” option too.
The tool makes use of an excellent and free LockHunter to unlock items. The items are easily unlocked with LockHunter in the background. LockHunter is indeed great and beneficial. If you don’t have it installed on your system yet then you should not waste anymore time.
It still won’t delete?
If the file still won’t delete, then it’s best to use Long Path Tool. These hard-to-deal files sometimes need to be dealt with the main software program itself, which does not spare any error and cannot possibly miscalculate.
You can very easily put Long Path Tool in a DVD, Pen-Drive or wherever you want. If right beside the program, there is a copy of the preference file, it will automatically go on to portable mode which will enable you to put Long Path Tool wherever you desire, just like your other Windows apps.
Generally, the tool is stored in the user folder of your computer. But if you ever wish to manually make changes to your preference, which is very unlikely, you can easily do that because an option for this is there in Long Path Tool’s System Tray menu.
Just in case, before downloading, read the reviews about the provider so that you may be able to judge the software program’s functions better; since these reviews are personal experiences of those who have used it.