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Windows 7: file name too long for recycle bin

2 Weeks Ago   #1
artinusa

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
file name too long for recycle bin

Help please How can I delete a folder/file on my desktop, where file names are too long for recycle bin. I have tried shift-del still says source file too large for system I have tried to shorten file but it sub-directory runs are very deep and last file are massive length TIA


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2 Weeks Ago   #2
jadinolf

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Try Googling this:
How can I delete a folder/file on my desktop, where file names are too long for recycle bin.


I did it and it came up with a ton of suggestions.
Good luck.
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2 Weeks Ago   #3
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

If you press shift+del it will delete the file without sending it to the recycle bin or you can rename it to a short name before deleting it.
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2 Weeks Ago   #4
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Fast copy has the ability to delete long path names. I actually just used it last week. Download FastCopy - MajorGeeks
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Shorten the name of the folder. That counts towards the character limit.
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
artinusa

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

F22 Simpilot I need help with the deleted feature of fastcopy ..I still get 'source file too large for file system'..can you or anyone help please
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2 Weeks Ago   #7
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm on my laptop right now and the program is installed on my desktop. So when I get on there I can take some screen shoots and show you how to use it.

In the mean time, check out this program if the "file" you want to delete is a folder. Delete Large Folders in Windows with Fast Folder Eraser Pro | NoVirusThanks
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2 Weeks Ago   #8
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If the file or folder is locked by the OS, then try this: Unlock Locked Files & Folders with File Governor | NoVirusThanks
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2 Weeks Ago   #9
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

The 255 character rule applies to the entire path? That's news to me. I think some of the files in my Firefox profile must be as long.

Nope, longest is 156, and it's 10 levels in.
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2 Weeks Ago   #10
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

It's the entire path. From what I'm reading they change that with 10.
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