Cannot delete file

From: dan gurt <>
Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2011 02:06:33 -0700 (PDT)
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Filename is too long?

Computer Complaining Your Filename Is Too Long? The Long Path Tool Can

While most people can go about their business blissfully unaware of the Windows Explorer path length limit, others are not so lucky. Everything seems normal until one day you download a file or create a new folder in a directory and try to use it, and it happens. You try to open or delete your file and the annoying “path too long” appears on screen, telling you that Windows Explorer can’t handle the file because the path is longer than the allowed length.

You see, while Windows itself can handle paths up to 32,000 characters
long, Windows Explorer can only handle up to 256 characters. This means that you need a special path too long utility to make your file usable again. The Long Path Tool is one such utility that will allow you to deal with your files or folders that are triggering the “path too long” message. What exactly can it do?

Well, first of all it will let you delete these files or folders if you just don’t want to deal with them anymore. The most annoying thing
about the Windows Explorer path limit is that it won’t even let you delete the files or folders that are causing problems; it just gives you an annoying “cannot delete file” message. With the Long Path Tool,
you can delete an undeletable file or folder easily.

Of course, you probably won’t always want to delete the file. Sometimes you just need whatever’s in it. Fortunately, the Long Path Tool also allows you to rename files or folders, or copy or move them around so that Windows Explorer will stop giving you the “path too long” message. It’s a quick process that will make your files functional again.

So, if you’re getting the “path too long” message or the “cannot delete file” message, and need a utility that will quickly eliminate the problem, the Long Path tool is the way to go. You’ll be able to delete or rename your files in no time. Received on Sat Mar 26 2011 - 10:06:33 CET

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