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Windows 7: Folder name(s) said to be too long even when it doesn't

19 Aug 2012   #11
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20 Aug 2012   #12
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Thanks for the info.
there are still some things i would like to ask:
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Robocopy is the Robust File Copy utility included in versions Windows Vista and newer (and available for Windows versions back to NT as part of the Resource Kit). It is a command line copy utility.

from what you said Robocopy is a file copy utility that included in windows vista+
this "utility" can be use through CMD? or it have it own utility (since i notice that when i write "Robocopy " in the Start's search, it was able to find the Robocopy utility
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There is a GUI that you can download for Robocopy. I don't know how good it is. Download Free Microsoft Robocopy GUI File Transfer Utility

By GUI you meant that there is some utility that use the same OS Robocopy and just give it some easier look so even noob like myself could use it?
Robocopy is a command line utility which is natively accessed via the command prompt in Windows. There is a graphic user interface available which was written by a Microsoft engineer which you can download from this link. The graphic interface will give you a "traditional" window in which to access the commands of Robocopy.

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The /256 switch disables support for long paths during the copy operation, which would defeat the purpose.

i lost you there, what you meant was that it will not let me to copy paths that are longer from 256 letters at all?
or that it really will stop this limit (which hard for me to believe by now after i read the explanation you gave me about the system interprets data)
The /256 switch shuts off support for paths of longer than 256 characters and only for the operation. If you enter at the command prompt:

robocopy c:\somefolder\ c:\someotherfolder\ /256

Robocopy will not copy any file paths inside of these folders for which the path is longer than 256 characters. It does not affect the operating system in any way, it simply disables support for the specific copy operation it has been commanded to perform.
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21 Aug 2012   #13
egozi44

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I see

Thank you all for your help = )
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