No more File name too long errors

Windows OS is not perfect and many problems appear. The one with long names is the most persistent. Literally, every user faces it from time to time. The sad truth about it is that Microsoft itself doesn’t care much about it and don’t fix the problem. As a matter of fact, every day numerous of Windows users have to find a solution by themselves.

The problem appears when we are trying to manage some files and folders. Usually we can copy, rename, delete and move files without any issues and we expect it from each and every file we have. So, when error messages like File name too long, Too long path, Destination Path Too Long appear user have no idea what happened and how to fix it. Windows doesn’t provide any decision and Internet manuals are complicated and frustrating. It is hard for experience users to deal with a problem and beginners will get lost in a second.

Long Path Tool is one of the best programs that can manage all files and folders in your system without errors. It is a file management application that can copy, delete and do many other operations with any file or folder in your operating system as well as it can help with other problems. If you’re Windows OS user you want to have full control over your files. Probably, there were situations when you tried to delete or copy something and couldn’t do it. Sometimes you can’t even find files that you need.

Files with long names can take a lot of space on the disk and slower the computer (especially if there is old Windows version installed). Besides, it can be viruses or adware that you don’t want to have.

Error messages that you can receive usually explain reason that causes them. The list of errors is quite long, but below you can find the most common ones:

  • Path too long
  • Error cannot delete file: cannot read from source file or disk
  • File cannot be copied
  • Cannot delete file: Access is denied
  • There has been a sharing violation
  • Error Deleting File or Folder
  • Error Copying File or Folder3
  • 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
  • Cannot remove folder
  • Destination Path Too Long
  • winrar 260 character limit fix

These mistakes appear after trying to manage files and folder or paths which names are longer than 255. Windows OS limits you to it and makes impossible to copy, delete, rename or move them. It doesn’t mean they are gone, all files are there but you don’t have access to them.

Long Path Tool gives you freedom of doing whatever you want with all you files regardless of length of their names. It is fast, simple to use program that won’t take much space in the hard disk.  However it can solve a lot of problems easily and quickly. All you need is to download it online and install on your computer. After that errors like filename too long, filename is too long, path too long, path too deep, cannot delete file, filename is not valid won’t bother you.

For more convenient use you can create an icon in your desktop, launch it with a click and navigate to any file or folder. Another option is to drag and drop files and folder and Long Path Tool will do everything else automatically.

Long Path Tool can be added in the file explorer directory context menu, so you can send files directly to the program.

Installation Process

Everybody can install Long Path Tool easily; there are no special skills required. Complete 5 simple steps and have a program that will help you:

  • Downloading is possible online at The program is in constant development and at present 4.8.3 version is available
  • Extract the files from the downloaded folder
  • After installation process is over, create an icon on the desktop
  • Each time you have problems click on it
  • See a simple, well-structured list of folders and files in a chosen directory
  • Manage them as you want

If you want to return access to your data and don’t want to spend time reading long manuals then Long Path Tool is a program for you. It can work on every Windows version: Windows 7, Me, Windows 95, Windows Server 2008, 98, Windows NT, 2003, Windows 2000, Windows 8, XP, Vista, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2003.

Long Path Tool can do everything you need regarding file management. It only does what you need; none of your files will be removed, copied or deleted without your permission. It also doesn’t change anything in your system and it is completely harmless for it. Unlike many other programs it doesn’t take much space in your disk and doesn’t require installing anything else. All you need to make it work is 200 megabytes of space and Windows OS.4

You can download a trial version of Long Path Tool at It will take less than a minute to both download and install. There you can also find a short video explaining how it works and what it does.

Many of Long Path Tool users like it so much that they recommend it to friends. Most of the time there are no problems, complains and bugs found. However, if you have any issues with Long Path Tool feel free to contact us at Whether you have a trial version or a full version our support is ready to help you. Also, if you have any suggestions on how to improve the Tool please don’t hesitate to write us an email.

With Long Path Tool you won’t be frustrated by Windows error messages again. After using a trial version for a while you may want to exceed its functionality and get the full version. Unlike other programs that offer you a year of help and then require another payment Long Path Tool can offer you a lifetime license with all support and upgrades. Also, there is a discount for students, pensioners and veterans which you can get with a discount code “3% off”.

Long Path Tool is a combination of functionality and simplicity which will save your time and nerves by fixing errors and improving the file management. Go on, give it a try and download Long Path Tool for free and you won’t regret it.

Download Long Path Tool — Version 5.1.6