Can’t delete long path File

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How can I delete long path error file in Windows. Windows show the message : Cannot delete file: Access is denied I found a solution on the Internet , but not sure if it really works. Can you give me any advice?

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  • carlosdl
    How long is the path ? What version of windows is your machine running ? Can you describe the solution you found? Why don't you try it to see if it works ?
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  • TomLiotta
    The version of Windows and possibly the file system type (e.g., FAT32 or NTFS) would definitely be useful. Generally, there's not much point in installing a product when it can be done for free just using Windows.   For example, use the Maximum Path Length Limitation naming method. Or use the .BAT file in the middle of the Can't delete folders where PATH is too long thread.   To do it manually, traverse down the path as far as you can go and 'Move' that level to a new directory on the same drive. ('Moving' within a drive shouldn't cause a directory traversal problem.) If the moved portion is still too long, repeat the process with that new shorter structure. Repeat until reaching the bottom. Delete all moved segments. You can often move them to your desktop.   If you don't want to move, you might map drive letters to higher portions of the path. This shortens each portion just to the new drive letter.   For recent versions of Windows, RoboCopy can be used to do it pretty much in a single command if you have a spare empty directory around..   In any case, a product certainly isn't needed.   Tom
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  • csopiface
    This is a Windows* OS/file system issue.If your folder destination path is too long(more than 255 characters  in Windows),you can get a long path
    error.You can fix it with additional softwares like Long Path Tool.
    http://PathTooDeep.com
    Long Path Tool can simplify and probably end your problems in unlocking, managing and renaming files that appear to have a long filename.


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  • comb12rj7
    After days of searching I finally found solution for unlocking, managing and renaming long named files. Get your problem solved from http://longpathtool.com/
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  • TomLiotta
    It's easier and faster (and cheaper) to fix it using the normal system methods than it is to buy, download, install and run a tool. -- Tom
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  • rebeccazoly
    For this  issue the best solution is Long Path Tool.
    use this Tool and get your solution
    thanks
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  • TomLiotta
    Why use any 'Long Path Tool'? It's better just to use the system itself. Everything is supplied already. No need to buy anything else. No need to worry about questionable downloads. No need to pay extra money. -- Tom
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  • SteveMalc
    There are a number of unanswered questions that make it difficult to respond to this issue. Is the file on the local drive or in a folder on a LAN? What is the user's access level - are they a local admin or a "User"? If the file is in a LAN folder, what privileges does the user have in that folder (the long path makes me suspicious that the file to be deleted might not be local). I also notice that the three posters endorsing this Long Path Tool seem to be very new. Shills to endorse a product, perhaps?
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  • franklo1
    Long path tool is the best solution for your problem. try it and solve your problem.
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