Simple solution to many problems

Have you ever faced a problem of not being able to manage your files properly? Do error messages like Path too long and Cannot delete file look familiar to you? If you know how it feels to receive one by one irritating error messages about too long paths you will be in a search for a program to help you. Here you have Long Path Tool at your service.

Long Path Tool is a small program that can manage long pathnames. For some reason Windows API thinks that you don’t need more than 250 characters for a pathname or a filename. So, it limits you to that and refuses to work with longer names. Long Path Tool can do what Windows fails to do: copy, delete and rename files up to 32,000 characters long. No more annoying File name too long, Too long path, Destination Path Too Long or any other error message will appear. Long Path Tool is an easy to download software with a wide range of functions and user-friendly interface. There is no need of any additional software: it works smoothly on every Windows version.

Why do I keep receiving error messages?

The problem with files lies in Microsoft system regulations which do not allow having filenames longer than 255 characters. It includes spaces and all non-alphanumeric characters. It leads to inability of copying, deleting or renaming files or paths. Every time you try to do so Windows will show error messages of different kind like filename too long, destination path too long, path too long, the path is too long after being fully qualified and so on. The problem can arise with any Windows version you use starting from Windows 95. What makes it even worse is that older versions cannot see long filenames at all unless you have a special driver installed. You can receive error messages like:

  • The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folder. You can shorten the file name and try again, or try a location that has a shorter path
  • 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
  • Destination Path Too Long1
  • error 0x80010135 Path too long
  • Winrar 260 character limit fix
  • Total path and filename length must not exceed 260 characters
  • File Name could not be found. Check the spelling of the filename, and verify that the file location is correct
  • Path too long
  • Cannot delete file or folder
  • The file name you specified is not valid or too long. Specify a different file name

Microsoft did not add any long pathnames support and error messages keep appear again and again. The problem cannot be solved without an additional program or tiresome search through all directions and entering special commands on the command line. Trying to solve problem by yourself may be harmful for your computer and many of those programs that you can find on the Internet are either expensive or not helpful at all.

Can Long Path Tool help me?

The small program can solve a lot of problems for you. 2Once it is installed you will forget about errors like filename too long, filename is too long, path too long, path too deep, cannot delete file, filename is not valid and many other troublesome messages about copying, renaming and deleting. It is a trial utility with user-friendly interface, huge capabilities and free technical support. Long Path Tool shows you a simple, well-structured list of folders and files in a chosen directory. Or you can just drag and drop files and folders and Long Path Tool will navigate to the path. All operations take no more than several seconds and then you can choose the file or the whole folder and move, copy or delete it using buttons below or a drop-down menu above.

It is also possible to have Long Path Tool in the file explorer directory context menu. Just click on files or folders in the menu and send them to the program, so it will be launched with the folder you selected. No more Path too long, Cannot delete file: Access is denied, Destination Path Too Long messages will appear.

How can I get Long Path Tool?

There is only one easy step and you will get rid of the problem. Simply download this program online, it takes less than 30 seconds. It works on every Windows version: Win98, Windows 95, WinXP, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows, Windows 2003, Vista Business, Windows Vista, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate, Vista Starter, Windows Vista Home Basic, Vista Enterprise and this is not the complete list of them. After a short installation process you can create a desktop icon and Long Path Tool will be close at hand. Each time you have difficulties simply click on the icon to lunch a program and it will solve a problem for you. It allows renaming, deleting, opening and moving files that Windows can’t manage.

In no time at all Long Path Tool will get access to files and will be ready to serve you. The program is in a constant development and now you can download version 4.8.3. If you provide us with your email, all information about new updates and other programs that can make your computer easier to use will be sent via it.

There is a possibility to exceed Long Path Tool capabilities. You can order the program with some additional features. For instance, it can help if you keep getting error messages like The action can’t be completed because the file is open in Windows Explorer or Check if file is open in another program when you want to delete a file. It happens because Explorer locks files in use so they can’t be deleted. But sometimes you need to do that. Long Path Tool with Files Unlocking function can delete files which are locked or being used by another application. The program uses fast and efficient methods to delete files and can kill a process that is holding the file open, force delete, delete a file with a next reboot and many other options.

You can also order the version of Long Path Tool for commercial usage.

Product support

Long Path Tool has a trial version with free updates and support. Everything is made for your convenience: you can receive emails about all updates and new programs that can make your life better. The program is in development, new features and functions are coming along with some fixes and changes. You can find all information in our Blog, which is updated on a regular bases or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.

Long Path Tool is easy to download, install and use. It is an absolute must have for Windows users. Many decided to try the program and then recommended it to friends so they also can get rid of error messages.

Long Path Tool combined simplicity with efficiency; try it now and forget about Windows error messages forever.

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