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Topic # 65129 29-Jul-2010 22:25
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Was just moving my music collection to my new 2TB drive from all the others, and had heaps not move in explorer because the destination path would be too long. Now the thing is it would be the same length as the source because the only change was the drive letter.

Robocopy which is how I normally move things was quite happy to move the ones that were left over into place.

I thought that the total path length was made a lot longer in windows from the windows 95 days, but explorer seems to think otherwise. Any way to fix it? I cant even rename those files in explorer.


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  Reply # 359013 29-Jul-2010 22:58
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You'll need to shorting the path length by renaming folders if the total path length is more than 260 characters which includes the file extension and drive letter.

Once it is under that you'll then be able to use the files as per normal.

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  Reply # 359017 29-Jul-2010 23:00
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I can use them fine, I just cant move them to those locations in windows exploerer.


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  Reply # 359021 29-Jul-2010 23:04
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Just found that windows explorer has removed the space from the start of lots of filenames when I moved over the folders too. What a piece of crap. Have to command line rename them back so utorrent is happy :(


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