How to delete Files names which are too long for Windows


maccra

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Hello,

I am running Resilio Sync 2.4.4 on Windows Server 2012 Datacentre edition, where I have some encrypted folders. For one of the folders I have decided to disconnect it and now I am left with all the encrypted files on the Server which I want to delete.

I have exceyted the delete in windowsm however for some files, I am getting the error that the file name is too long and can not be delete, and that I should rename the file or move the file too a shorter path.

Unfortunately, for reasons I do not know, I am not able to rename the file or move it to a shorter path. Since Resilio Sync created these files, how do I now delete these files  from the server.

Also for review by Resilio Sync, is why does Resilio sync create files/paths which are too long for Windows to manage!

 

Thanks for any advice how to delete the files.

 

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On 4/12/2017 at 11:03 PM, maccra said:

Hello,

I am running Resilio Sync 2.4.4 on Windows Server 2012 Datacentre edition, where I have some encrypted folders. For one of the folders I have decided to disconnect it and now I am left with all the encrypted files on the Server which I want to delete.

I have exceyted the delete in windowsm however for some files, I am getting the error that the file name is too long and can not be delete, and that I should rename the file or move the file too a shorter path.

Unfortunately, for reasons I do not know, I am not able to rename the file or move it to a shorter path. Since Resilio Sync created these files, how do I now delete these files  from the server.

Also for review by Resilio Sync, is why does Resilio sync create files/paths which are too long for Windows to manage!

 

Thanks for any advice how to delete the files.

 

Exactly, I came to face this issue also. Then some recommended me Long Path Tool software and I am grateful to that person

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Working from home with Dropbox meant tons of files everywhere. No surprise I ran into file path issues. Long Path Tool was a lifesaver! Clean interface, clear instructions, and it bulk renamed all those problematic files in one go. No more error messages, just smooth sailing!

You can try Long Path Tool to fix issue
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