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Windows 7: Error 1320 (Specified path is too long).


10 Mar 2013   #1
Calpis

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Error 1320 (Specified path is too long).

Hey guys, I have a problem. I keep getting error 1320 whenever I try to install the Red Giant Effects Suite trial. Half way through the installation process, I get error 1320 which basically tells me that the folder name exceeds 260 characters (or something like that). Anyways, I would try to rename the folder except its located in ProgramData\Documents and I keep getting access denied, so no way to access the Red Giant folder. Also, during the installation setup, I figured that maybe I could try to change the location but it doesn't give me that choice so I'm stuck. Is there anyway to remove the 260 character limit? I heard its possible, but I'm not sure how to do it. I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Thanks.


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12 Mar 2013   #2
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Hi Calpis,

Welcome to SevenForums.

I just stumbled on this searching for that error on google. This program was mentioned in one of the Microsoft Forums by a user. Check whether it helps.
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14 Mar 2013   #3
Calpis

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi jumanji,

Yes I have heard of that program and I did try to use it except the trial doesn't let you do much. There's actually no point. I also don't have money to buy the product so there goes that.
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16 Mar 2013   #4
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums Calpis. You might try changing the name of the Application Data folder, install the trial, then rename the Application Data folder back after.

Navigate to C:\ProgramData> Click on Organize in upper left menu> Folder and search options> View tab> Click on Show hidden files, folders and drives> Untick Hide protected operating system files (Recommended)> Click Yes on the warning> Click Apply> Click OK

Now the Application Data folder will be visible> Rename the folder to anything else

See if the trial will install normally, regardless, after reverse the steps and rename the Application Data folder, recheck the Hide protected operating system files, uncheck show hidden files if so desired.

Let us know if it didn't work. A Guy
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18 Mar 2013   #5
Calpis

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hey Guy,

Yeah I have tried that but it doesn't do anything. I did email support though and they asked what my account name was, so I'm assuming they'll want me to change it to something short, like 'A', and hope for the best. Other than that, I'm all out of ideas.
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18 Mar 2013   #6
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jumanji View Post
Hi Calpis,

Welcome to SevenForums.

I just stumbled on this searching for that error on google. This program was mentioned in one of the Microsoft Forums by a user. Check whether it helps.
That was a well known spam program (they hit here about 20 times a week)

Link removed.
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18 Mar 2013   #7
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

There are programs I see for finding, and renaming long names, but I can't see where they will help during installation. Let us know what support suggests. We'd be happy to see if we can find something else if they are no help. A Guy
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