Long path files and the inadequacies it adds to the functioning of programs is an issue that can limit users from sharing, deleting or otherwise altering the file in any manner. This happens because of the two hundred to two hundred and sixty characters limit, set by default in Windows Operating System.
Technically the Long Path Tool application scans the directory tree for files and folders with full path name that extend names, making it too long for Windows to handle and fixes them or transfers them to the Recycle Bin so it is easy to retrieve if required.
Users may experience error notifications like, ‘The specified path, file name, or both are too long’ and other similar dead-ends can result in less than satisfactory performance and user experience. The long paths are created by user based installations, Internet viruses, parameter log-setting at the time of deployment and other less noticeable issues. Bigger issues may surface like when Windows seems to have a length limit on file names when trying to delete, though it won’t prevent those files from being created. The build process creates a number of temporary files (many build off of a WSDL) that run over and above this limit.
Long Path Tool offers a solution to this problem and can help you ‘unlock’, ‘rename’ and manage files with long path names. In some situations when it says that the file cannot be transferred or shared; mostly the problem is because of the long path prefix it carries. Long Path Tool also takes care of the ant directory for its users.
Yes, there are other programs in the market similar to Long Path Tool, like Robocopy by Microsoft; the pathlongtool (pathlongtool.com); Long Path Support API, however none provide a complete, end-to-end solution to the matter-at-hand. Other solutions work, albeit with limited problem-solving techniques.
Having run the programs on your machines, there may still be error messages popping up. This is because of the limited functionality of the above mentioned applications, which pale in comparison to the Long Path Tool application in terms of ‘ease-of-use’ and the non-complex design of the product. This is a product where the user does not have to have composite knowledge, or experience to make full use of all features.
What Long Path Tool can do is take care of a multitude of technical difficulties, which are caused by long file extensions. The Long Path Tool application also gives the user the capacity to map and change files with a long path; a novelty not all solutions can boast.
Being portable, the Long Path Tool application can be carried easily in a USB device, plus it does not leave traces in the Windows Registry. Long Path Tooth has a simple, user-friendly interface that offers one-click solutions to complex roadblocks within the system. Long Path Tool also does not delete files permanently, on its own.
Above all, the application comes with a built-in search engine that can help you detect all files with long path names by just a few clicks. The powerful search-engine is also capable of scanning the computer and displaying the result to the users in their own language. Additionally the Long Path Tool application can unlock files, which are locked by other system processes and active programs.
The long Path Tool application is mainly designed to give users a clean interface by managing obstructions caused by registry issues or such. With its simple interface and design, this program manages your files effectively and systematically, to optimize performance. It also offers free support in addition to the flexibility and usefulness of the system.
Long Path Tool application is a consistent and dependable solution for blocked files and files with long path extensions; and the Long Path Tool application runs quick maintenance with ease and an undemanding interface; a rare novelty.
Long Path Tool is an application that helps in simplifying the process of unlocking, managing and renaming files that have a long filename. The application has the internal module to administer pathnames up to the internal limit of 32,000 characters. It also has the built-in capacity that attempts to close the handle, kill the process holding the file open, unload the DLL that may have open the file handle and schedule the file to be deleted on the next reboot.
Long Path Tool is compatible with any Windows OS including Windows 95, 98, Me, Windows NT, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2012.
Long Path Tool is a small program (822kb) and is easily available for download at various freeware-download web sites. If you would like to purchase the tool and get access to all functions of Long Path Tool then the license is currently priced at $19.00.