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The problems of long path files and their solution

jamescraig Newbie

Joined: 03 November 2010
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Posted: 04 November 2010 at 12:43am | IP Logged
I want to share with all those who are victim of such long path files
Long path files are those files which have a path having charcters more than the limit allowed by windows,ie approx 200
Whenever we want to change,delete,move,cut,omit,share or install such file windows give error like file is copy write protected,it is used by some other application or user,is blocked etc
First way is to change file name but it dont work
Second way is to delete such file by holding shift but it also dont work
Third way is to use a tool which embeds into core and resolves such long path,there are many tools available both freeware and shareware,here are some with their destination websites:
1.First of all is robocopy which is a tool given by microsoft for copying and xcopying files using command line interface,this robust tool boostes copy procedure but is leaste effective for long path files,i will rate it 1 star
2.Second one is pathlongtool available at,it is rated 2 star because it has limited functionality in case of mapping and changing such files
3.Third one is Long path support Api,this is a complex tool for advanced users having complex accessibilities,i will rate it as 2 star,it is avilable at
4.Fourth tool is bitchip file gear,it is  a file copy gearer which cannot map and delete long path files but is extremely useful in gearing copying of such files,rated as 3  star.It is available at
5.The most effective and efficient is longpathtool availabe at  ,it is a small,smart and quick to use software which can be easily downloaded from its site,it has optimum functionality and it can change,search,map from network,omit,copy,install and delete such long path  file effectively being rated as 5 star  

genifan Senior Member

Joined: 06 November 2010
Posts: 332

Posted: 06 November 2010 at 1:56pm | IP Logged

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