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Windows 7: "Destination File Too Long" when copying files

07 Dec 2015   #1
HoneycombAG

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 
"Destination File Too Long" when copying files

I never had a problem like this before, but now this! Even though my file paths never exceed the 260-characters limit on anything, when I try to drag and drop a file to copy, I get an unhelpful error stating otherwise.
"Destination File Too Long" when copying files-capture.png

The file path in this example would spell out as:
C:\Users\HoneycombAG\Videos\HoneycombAgent_backups\Steam\Dota 2\Lich Pinball (1888297990).mp4
which is only 93 characters, and nowhere close to 260 characters.

So, how do I get rid of these errors?




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08 Dec 2015   #2
BorisTheAnimal

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi Honey,

I don't know if this will help you but have you tried deleting the numbers + parenthesis at the end?

Also found this page where there is information on naming directories and files.
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...=vs.85%29.aspx

Cheers Boris
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