Long Path Tool: Fix Deleting Errors like A Pro

Find out the Tech Savvy Tip to Fixing Deleting Errors for Tech Dummies

You’re busy spring cleaning your computer, deleting all the unwanted junk that is only slowing your lappy-toppy down. While you’re in the middle of dragging the files to your Recycle Bin, the dialog box suddenly pops up saying there’s a mistake in deleting your file. Confused, you checked the file. There’s nothing wrong with it. But no matter how much you press backspace or delete, that dialog box would keep appearing telling you “no”.

So why is this happening in the first place?s

Path names are what computers used to find your filename of folder’s name. A path name can be seen in the Look in box near the top of the dialog box. When a path name of a file or folder is too long (exceeding 255 characters), Windows and other forms of file managing utilities cannot take an action to it and will display a dialog box reporting of an error.

For the less tech-savvy people who uses computers this can be frustrating upon seeing any of this presented in dialog boxes:

  • Error cannot delete file: cannot read from source file or disk
  • Cannot delete file: Access is denied
  • Cannot delete file or folder. The file name you specified is not valid or too long. Specify a different file name.
  • Error Deleting File or Folder
  • Cannot remove folder

Since you cannot move the file to shorten its course due to its long path name, the only option is to shorten the name of the file or folder before taking any action. Unfortunately, this wastes time and affects your personal organization of files and folders in your computer. Fortunately, there is another way.

Long Path Tool is downloadable file management software that will let you perform actions that file managing utilities such as Windows cannot do alone. It can execute effective file and folder management by being able to handle pathnames with up to 32,000 characters. The program is easy to install and is compatible to any version of Windows and other forms of file managing utilities. It is also easy to use that will only require a short video demo to watch or none at all.

Fix Deleting Errors efficiently and effectively like a pro with Long Path Tool. Download it and start using it in order to know what it can do for you!

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