Sometimes, while you try to open, rename, view or delete a file in Windows 7 and Vista you might encounter the following error: “The File Name(s) Would Be Too Long for the Destination Folder. You can shorten the file name and try again or try a location that has a shorter path” (Destination Path Too Long issue). Despite this error might look quite inexplicable and difficult to solve, it is sufficient to read the error message carefully to know exactly what to do!. So, let’s see how to fix this issue in a couple of steps.
As the error message says, you’ll only have to rename the file name and assign to it a shorter name. If, after you have tried to shorten the name you still continue getting the message, follow this procedure:
- Go to the folder where the file is located. Ex.: C:\Users\Your Username\Desktop\File_Name\
- Move the file to a shorter path such as C: for example.
- Try to delete or modify the file now.
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