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The file name or extension is too long. Can't copy

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Old 28-07-2007
Johan
 
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The file name or extension is too long. Can't copy

Good day

In server 2003 I am trying to copy 20gb+ data to a share on another server
2003.
After copying, I want to delete the files from the source to free up space
on the first server 2003.

When I start copying I get the error "Cannot remove folder xxx: The file
name or extension is too long".

["xxx" above is a name that keeps changing depending what I am trying to
copy...]

- How do I get these files copied?
- Should I change filenames? We are talking of 1000's of files ad folders.
- Trying subfolders a little deeper don't work either.

I also tried google search for solutions, utils such as xxcopy and xcopy
which didn't work.

Can you please help?

Jo

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Old 28-07-2007
Johan
 
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RE: The file name or extension is too long. Can't copy

I almost forgot. I am doing all of this via remote desktop and mstsc. That
wouldn't have anythng to do with it right?
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Old 28-07-2007
Pegasus \(MVP\)
 
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Re: The file name or extension is too long. Can't copy

You need to resolve this problem in two ways:

a) Educate your users to put their information into their
files, not into their file or folder names.

b) Shorten the offending file names. You access deep folders by
setting up a share or a substituted drive that points into the middle
of an excessively long path, e.g. like so:

net use Q: "\\%ComputerName\D$\UserShares\This is a very very long path
name"
or
subst Q: "D:\UserShares\This is a very very long path name"
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Old 28-07-2007
Johan
 
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Re: The file name or extension is too long. Can't copy

Thank you..........
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