The long path tool is a windows utility, which is used to copy, delete and rename files that have long paths. The inability to manage the files could be caused due to the viruses, adware, the adjacent operating systems or incompatible software. The ordinary window applications will not be able to access such folders or files. As the basic act of accessibility is being denied, the added tasks of management cannot be carried out.
The transformations done
The long path tool has gone through several transformations. Today the long path Utility software runs on all windows operating systems and deletes a large number of locked files and folders. For the names which exceed the maximum number of characters, the software changes the upper bound of symbols assigned in the operating system’s memory. The application performs all the basic operations of renaming, editing and moving a long named folder or file. The application is very versatile and can be launched from the context menu itself. The files can be exported into the directory, from which the desired amendment could be carried out.
The long path tool has several methods by which the persistent content gets altered. The simple ones include the trial effect to close a program handle, kill the processes which grip onto a file or schedule the method to delete a file. The tool has a direct relationship with the operating system. It can perform its chores with the next system reboot.
The common errors
The destination path too long is a problem which occurs in computer systems. The software utility, browses for such locations and does an automatic deletion. The basic problems handled by the program comprises of the following assortment:
1) Path too long
2) Error 1320. The specified path is too long
3) File name is too long to delete
4) Path too deep
5) There has been a sharing violation
6) Cannot read from source disk or file
7) Cannot delete file : Access is denied
8) The source or destination file may be in use
9) The specified file name is invalid
10) Cannot remove folder
11) The file could not be accessed
12) Error deleting file or folder
The network error
Some of the server systems give an accessibility error, when a file is created or modified. The network directories will show these unexpected errors known as the general protection faults. The reason behind the flaw lies in the MAX_PATH size. The windows 32 platform is being restricted to a string limit of 256 characters for the maximum path variables. The software applications work within this limit. Nevertheless the underlying path is independent of the “real path length”. The long path tool devours the processors with the ability to access directories or files, with a name size that exceeds the minimum threshold.
The resolution given by the long path utility helps the clients to share the files and folders across networks. The number of error is reduced and the number of characters assigned to the path name is altered. The change given by the long path tool helps in comprehensive file maintenance.