Windows 10: Long File Name Crashes

Discus and support Long File Name Crashes in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi, I appreciate that there are a lot of queries regarding the file names exceeding 260 characters, but when i try to open my folders to rename the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Booms, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. Booms Win User

    Long File Name Crashes


    Hi,
    I appreciate that there are a lot of queries regarding the file names exceeding 260 characters, but when i try to open my folders to rename the files to shorter names I don't get the chance to do this as the window just shuts down again before I can do anything.
    Is there anything I can do about this, please?
    I have been searching but have been unable to find a solution.
    MNany thanks.

    :)
     
    Booms, Jun 15, 2019
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  2. Can't open or rename file (name is too long) WTF?

    Thread necro...

    When in doubt, use CMD.

    1. Run CMD
    2. Use CD <path> to navigate to the directory where the file exists.
    3. Use the DIR command to get the list of files. DIR will likely abbreviate the ridiculously long named file with NAME~1.
    4. Use the MOVE <source> <destination> to give the file a new name. For example: move "NAME~1" "MyShortName"
    5. ...
    6. PROFIT!

    CMD is always the answer. *Wink Long File Name Crashes ;)
     
    FordGT90Concept, Jun 15, 2019
    #2
  3. About files with name too long

    The problem in general is that if the file name itself is too long, then one can neither delete nor rename it, since File Explorer in Windows 10 crashes if you right click on the file name.
     
    markreed_824, Jun 15, 2019
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  4. Patrick8 Win User

    Long File Name Crashes

    Can't open or rename file (name is too long) WTF?

    Hi Ramsey,

    I suggest to try "Long Path Tool" program .

    before I have problem cannot copy file because file name too long. and after I found long path tool and now my problem solved

    Thanks

    Patrick
     
    Patrick8, Jun 15, 2019
    #4
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