cannot copy file-path too long


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We were able to backup our archive .pst files to our network drive in the
same bldg using MS .pst backup program. Now it just crashes after an hour
with the error "Cannot Copy File- Path Too Long" I tried different network
servers, dragging the folder from different desktops. We use W2K3 sp2 Prof. I
am not sure what changed? Maybe, some MS updates? Any suggestions will be
appreciated. Thanks in advance
 
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Wesley Vogel

Path Too Long

To work around this problem, reduce the length of the path to less than 256
characters.

In Windows Explorer, select the folder one level above the folder that
returns the error. Right-click the folder returning the error and then click
Rename. Rename the folder to reduce the number of characters used in the
folder name.

Rename the folder so that the target files that are deeper than the MAX_PATH
no longer exist. If you do this, start at the root folder (or any other
convenient place), and then rename folders so that they have shorter names.

Rename subfolders in the path to a file so that the total path or file name
is less than the max_path setting or 256 characters. Start with subfolders
that are closer to the root so that you are always working with less than
256 characters.

Also see...
Files exist in paths that are deeper than MAX_PATH characters
here for other options...
You cannot delete a file or a folder on an NTFS file system volume
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/320081

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Hope this helps. Let us know.

Wes
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

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other months ago), and that is because you are a spammer advertising the web site
you linked in the replies.
 
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We were able to backup our archive .pst files to our network drive in the
same bldg using MS .pst backup program. Now it just crashes after an hour
with the error "Cannot Copy File- Path Too Long" I tried different network
servers, dragging the folder from different desktops. We use W2K3 sp2 Prof. I
am not sure what changed? Maybe, some MS updates? Any suggestions will be
appreciated. Thanks in advance
hey did you used Long path tool? I had the same problem a few months ago and I was desperate, but this thing really saved me. You should try it and tell us if it worked.
 

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