In this post you will learn how to solve the error from explorer.exe that says “The file name is too long.” That error can appear after simple actions are taken. Actions such as opening a file, deleting a file, or editing a file.
Seriously, it does not make sense why this is still an issue given the technology that we have, but I digress…
The Problem: The file name is too long.
Why Long File Name Errors Happen
If you see the message below pop up on your computer, this post will help you fix that. This error represents that the file name is either too long to open, delete, or edit considering the given file location or path on your hard drive. Windows by rule only allows a file path to be up to 260 characters long. Keep it under that and you should be fine!
As a quick tip, pay attention when unzipping files or extracting installations when you download new software or archives. That unzipping or extraction part will process correctly, but once you go to work with the new data the error will appear if the character limit is exceeding the limit.
See the screenshot of the error below and let’s get this fixed!
How To Fix: "The File Name Is Too Long" (In Windows Explorer)
Follow these 3 steps below!
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