Do Windows error messages appear here and there when you try to copy, rename or delete files of yours? If the answer is yes you know how annoying it is to lose access to your data especially when you need it immediately or if there is no copy of the files anywhere. The most common reason for receiving them is long filenames or path destinations. Long Path tool is a reliable program that helps dealing with the problem of long name error messages. They can appear on every Windows version starting from Windows 95. If you ask yourself how could such a huge company as Microsoft make that kind of mistake and why didn’t they fix it many years ago, then they don’t give us an answer. However, there is an explanation why and when error messages appear.
Destination Path Too Long and other error messages
Windows OS limits length of filenames, folder names and path destinations to 255. There is no any particular answer why, maybe because those files take too much space in the disk or something like that. Usually it is not even 255 characters, most of the time it is less than that. What happens is that when you’re trying to create, rename and move files with long names you receive error messages again and again. Deleting is also impossible since Explorer locks files that it found important and you’ll see the whole set of different error messages:
- Path too long
- File cannot be copied
- Cannot delete file: Access is denied
- There has been a sharing violation
- Error Copying File or Folder
- 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 12
8 characters for any single file or folder name in the URL). Please type a shorter file or folder name
- Destination Path Too Long
- winrar 260 character limit fix
But what if you don’t want to delete files, what if you need them and you don’t have a copy? Or what if you do want to delete them because they were created by viruses, or for some other reason? The only solution that was provided by Microsoft is a hidden directory entries where all files with long names are stored.
As a matter of fact it created more difficulties and not helpful at all. Since you can’t see the directory without special settings, you can’t even find files anymore. Changing settings is a complicated task even for an experienced PC user; beginners can do more damage to a system than actually solve a problem. At the end, even if you was managed to change settings, you still can’t copy or delete files there.
These files could be created by other OS, another programs or adware. Or it can be a file with a short name located in a long set of subfolders. Besides, if you use Internet Explorer, its favorites usually have long pathnames. Whatever the reason is, as a Windows user you should be able to manage all files that you want without errors.
So, if we said that it is impossible to manage that kind of files, how can Long Path Tool do it? The truth is that system can handle filenames up to 32,000 characters long, but Windows Shell can’t. Long Path Tool bypasses limitations and works with all files in the system.
Long Path Tool combines functionality with simplicity
Long Path Tool is a small program with a user friendly interface and wide range of functions. Whether you use PC for a long time or have just started and don’t know much about it, you can work with Long Path Tool. The program was done to be used by everybody regardless of experience, knowledge and skills. The tool is small and simple although it can do a lot. If you get stuck with error messages, don’t feel frustrated and don’t worry about your files. They are not lost for good as long as you have Long Path Tool. It is a simple solution to serious problems.
Easy to download, install and use
You can download the Tool online at http://longpathtool.com/. It is an official website, which is very useful for Long Path Tool users, but we’ll come to this later. Downloading won’t take more than a minute and then you need to extract the files from the folder. Installation is quite quick and we advise you to create a desktop icon to have the program near at hand. Click on the icon and start navigating through your files and folders without any errors.
Long Path Tool doesn’t require much: almost any Windows OS can go including Windows Server 2000, Windows 2000, Windows 8, 2003, 95, Windows NT, 98, Me, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2008.
If you’re still unsure if Long Path Tool is all you need you can download a trial version of a product, use it for a while and then upgrade to a premium version. Even as a user of a trial version you get all support and updates for free, as well as you can register your email address and receive updates and newest information about Long Path Tool on a regular basis. For premium users the Tool provides more functions, including variety of methods to delete locked files, killing processes that keep them locked or scheduling the file to be deleted with next reboot.
Long Path Tool can perform a lot of tasks for you, including:
- Renaming, copying and moving files with long names in no time at all. It also can work with folders
- Closing files that are locked by Explorer
- Deleting files located in a long set of subfolders
- Make hidden files visible and manageable
These are only basic operations; Long Path Tool’s functionality is pretty impressive and can help you out of any situation. Click the icon on your desktop and manage files and folder in a new window. Everything is well-structured, and even if you don’t know the path to the problematic file, you can drag and drop it and Long Path Tool will navigate you automatically. With this program you can troubleshoot files and long paths.
Don’t hesitate to contact us
Long Path Tool was made to serve Windows users and if there is something that you want to tell us, please feel free to contact us at Support@LongPathTool.com. Whether you use a trial version or a premium one you can submit your problem, complain or suggestion. The program is in constant development and we would like to know your thoughts about new features and functions.
We also can provide you with information about our product via email. We won’t spam with messages and advertisement, but we will keep you updated.
Install Long Path Tool now and never be bothered with Windows error messages again. There is no need in any additional software: you’re well-prepared to errors of Windows system.