How-To fix the “Explorer.exe The file name is too long” error

File name too long

File name too long

First off let me take the chance to celebrate a bit as this is our post NR 200! wohoo!

OK now that, that is done let’s get back to the problem!

At work we use a lot of network drives and recently our sysadmin made some kind of changes to the servers and files with very long file names started acting up, unable to open, rename or move the files what do you do?

Either have the sysadmin go in and change the file name on every file or you can use winrar

Just open winrar and navigate to the location of the file inside winrar, then right click on the file and select rename, rename the file to a shorter file name and hey presto! the file works again!


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