The file name or extension is too long. Can't copy
In server 2003 I am trying to copy 20gb+ data to a share on another server
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
- 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?
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
subst Q: "D:\UserShares\This is a very very long path name"
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