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Windows 7: File Name(s) Would Be Too Long for the Destination Folder


07 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
File Name(s) Would Be Too Long for the Destination Folder

Sorry if this is a repeat post but Iíve found so much about this issue that Iím bewildered & havenít found a Fix. Iím 65 & legally blind so searching the net isnít as easy as it used to be.
I have one of a kind Family pics that if lost are gone forever so I back them up on 2 ext HDís in case 1 HD goes bad.
I keep getting the error message; File Name(s) Would Be Too Long for the Destination Folder.
Does anyone have a fix for this or at this point I would be willing to buy an easy to use program.
Thanks in advance, Mike.

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07 Feb 2013   #2

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From what folder do you want to copy from?
to what folder do you want to copy to?

How do you read by the way if you're blind? Are text on screen (websites, error messages) be spoken? Very interesting to know. And how do you type?
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07 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm no doctor, but legally blind and completely blind are two different things, I believe. I was under the impression that being legally blind meant you can still see, under special circumstances with specific glasses and lenses, where as completely blind is just that...you see nothing.
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07 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
From what folder do you want to copy from?
to what folder do you want to copy to?

How do you read by the way if you're blind? Are text on screen (websites, error messages) be spoken? Very interesting to know. And how do you type?
I copy folders with sub folders from my c drive to my 2 ext HD's & didn't have this problem with XP & even Vista. My pic folder is 217 gb so it would take 10's of hours to do it manually.
I have a big keyboard & use the magnifier to read along with super bright lighting.
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07 Feb 2013   #5

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So you're copying from:
c:\users\fbdfbdfb\sadfsdfs\ all in that folder
to
d:\asdasda\rtery

??
But what is source and destination? So where are you copying from and to where?
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07 Feb 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
So you're copying from:
c:\users\fbdfbdfb\sadfsdfs\ all in that folder
to
d:\asdasda\rtery

??
But what is source and destination? So where are you copying from and to where?
I didn't think that mattered so much. I have 4 internal HD's & my pic folder is on my F drive & I back it up to my external K & O drive
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07 Feb 2013   #7

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So you copy from F to O (or K)

But what is source folder on F, and what destionation folder on K?
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07 Feb 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
So you copy from F to O (or K)

But what is source folder on F, and what destionation folder on K?
Itís called "Tiana's Pics", 21.1 gb with 15478 files & 208 folders, none with a name longer than 54 characters.
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07 Feb 2013   #9

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Please give give full source folder, for example: C:\dfgdf\asdasda\Tiana's Pics (of course you mean everyting in it)
And give folder where to copy it
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07 Feb 2013   #10

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Please give give full source folder, for example: C:\dfgdf\asdasda\Tiana's Pics (of course you mean everyting in it)
And give folder where to copy it
K:\_My Pictures & Video's - 217 gb\Family PICS - On Mikey's PC - 121 GB - 1-31-13\_New Project & Pics - To Edit\!!_Tiana's Pics - From 5 Same on F & O Drive
I searched & found some of the pics with large file names that wouldn't copy, opened both sub folders & they still wouldn't copy over to the other drive & they were less than 20 characters long so I shortened them to 1 character & they still wouldn't copy giveing me the too Long error.
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