Deleting files with VERY long file names

Discussion in 'alt.windows7.general' started by Alf, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Alf

    User5027

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    I have been having problems deleting files with too long file names. I found my AVG AntiVirus FREE has a shred file option. I right click on the file and select "Permanently shred with AVG."
     
    User5027, Mar 13, 2014
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    Simply use robocopy.exe (which should be a part of the OS ):

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    mkdir d:\empty_dir &&  robocopy /PURGE d:\empty_dir  d:\MY_TROUBLED_FOLDER_TO_BE_DELETED

    robocopy supports long names and the above command will recursively purge all contents of the directory before copying 0 files into destination

    (don't forget drive letter and paths in the command)
     
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    pettros

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    my problem was unable to delete long shortcut filenames - simple solution - download 7-zip (free), launch 7 zip, go to file concerned, right click, rename, right click delete
     
    pettros, Jan 22, 2016
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    hunter wyatt

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    Try " Long Path Tool" I hope i will help you to solve your problem.
    thanks
     
    hunter wyatt, Mar 23, 2016
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    Use LONG PATH TOOL, it gives good result in solving the errors in long file like deleting the file, renaming the file, copying the file, etc. Try it......
     
    webb123, Aug 9, 2016
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    Long Path Tool help me a lot when i have an issue like file deleting or renaming the file. Also good to use if file name and file extension is too long.
     
    Frans_Daniel, Aug 15, 2016
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    Ronald87

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    A pretty good option is to use Long Path Tool, it 's good for both deleting and copying.
     
    Ronald87, Aug 16, 2016
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