What is Long Path Tool?

We all want our computers to work without bugs and errors. Unfortunately, they are not perfect and we have to face difficulties while working on the computer. Sometimes when you try to copy, rename, move or delete files and folders you get path too long error messages and can’t do any operations with files. It happens because that files and folders reached a filename limit set by Windows OS.

When you try to delete files and folders with long names you encounter different errors like Filename is not valid, Filename too long to delete, Source path too long to delete, Path too deep, Cannot remove folder or Cannot delete folder: access is denied.


When you want to copy files and folders which names are too long you’ll be troubled with errors like The source or destination file may be in use, Make sure that the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use, File cannot be copied, Error copying file or folder, There has been a sharing violation or Destination path too long.

There are also errors concerning renaming and opening files: The file could not be accessed, Filename could not be found, Check the spelling of the filename, and verify that the file location is correct, The filename extension is too long or The path you entered is too long, enter a shorter path, or, or Could not find this item are the most problematic ones.

If you keep getting any of those errors it is because you’re trying to work with files which names are longer than 255 characters. Windows OS limits you to it on purpose to avoid bugs. In fact it causes headache for all users: you know how it feels when you need to open or copy important files and has no clue how to do it, or when viruses created many suspicious folders and you try to delete them and fail. When you don’t have any backups it is really frustrating to lose files.

As a matter of fact your filed are not lost for good. They might be out of your reach or hidden, but they are still in your system. You only need something to help you with file management. Here you have Long Path Tool.

What is Long Path Tool?

Long Path Tool offers you a solution that works quickly and effectively. Long Path Tool is a unique combination of simplicity and functionality that can’t be beat.

Long Path Tool is made for everybody. You don’t need to be a computer expert or have new version of Windows to use all its functions. It works smoothly on all Windows versions including Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows 95, Win98, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows 2003, WinME, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Enterprise x64, Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Home Basic and Windows Vista Enterprise. It can replace file managers of these systems since it is more functional, easier and quicker. Whether you have a Windows 95 or newest Vista you’ll never be bothered by errors again. Forget about limitations, with Long Path Tool filenames can be up to 32,000 long.4

Long Path Tool can be used not only as file management software, but also as an errors’ killer. For instance, have you faced The source or destination file may be messaged? If you use Windows OS it appears quite often. The error means that files are locked by Explorer on purpose to prevent system bugs. In fact, you’re unable to do any operations with these files. Long Path Tool knows how to delete them fast and easy. It also can schedule the file to be deleted with the next reboot or kill the process that keeps the file open.

Another big advantage is that Long Path Tool has a powerful engine that searches for files and folders with long names by a click. It also can display files as a well-structured list where you can do all operations using buttons below or drop-down menu above.

Downloading and Installing

It’s very easy to get your own copy of Long Path Tool. All you need to do to start using it you need to download it online. It takes only few seconds and after that extract filed from the folder. Installation won’t take long and Long Path Tool is ready to serve you.

To have the program near at hand you can create a desktop icon. Each time you encounter an error click on the icon and navigate to bothering file. Or you can simply drag and drop files and Long Path Tool will do the rest automatically. It is also possible to add it in the file explorer directory context menu.  From there it’s easier to send files directly to program.

Long Path Tool can do what none of other programs can: copying, renaming, deleting, opening and moving files fast on the slowest computers. Every operation takes no more than 30 seconds and at the same time it is very small and don’t take much space on the disk.

If you’re not sure yet, there is a trial version available on the official site http://longpathtool.com/. Trial version doesn’t include all functions but can do all basic operations and later can be upgraded to the full version. Whether version you use there is free support and updates, so you’ll know the best ways to manage files and folders.

The Tool is very simple and basic so everybody can use it. If you have any questions, you can watch a short video on the website explaining all main features and functions. In case you have any questions, problems or suggestions please feel free to write us at Support@LongPathTool.com.

Long Path Tool is a must for Windows users. It knows no limits regarding file management and appear to be the only perfect solution on the Internet. It has a huge support team of professionals, who can solve all issues you may have in no time at all. The program is trustworthy and versatile. Next time you have a problem with your system, open Long Path Tool and copy, rename, delete and move files with a click.

Download Long Path Tool — Version 5.1.6