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Can't Copy or Play Files in Windows 10

Blizzforte
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The files have in common that their name is really long. Windows shows the error message that it can't find the files and that they're not in the folder, although they are. When I rename the files with a short name the error goes away, but I don't want to rename them. VLC can't play them either but Windows' player can. Any solution?

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10 minutes ago, Robchil said:

install linux. 

 

I use several Windows programs and my laptop uses special software from HP for Windows.

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why can't you change the name?.. i've used linux distro on USB drive to change extreemly long file and folder names. to be able to load them in windows later. 

 

windows used to have a 64 character path/filename limit.  not sure if they changed that just don't use long names. altho on servers you keep finding some smartass that starts naming files and directories long, and backup software don't accept them and they are never backed up. 

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Robchil said:

why can't you change the name?.. i've used linux distro on USB drive to change extreemly long file and folder names. to be able to load them in windows later. 

 

windows used to have a 64 character path/filename limit.  not sure if they changed that just don't use long names. altho on servers you keep finding some smartass that starts naming files and directories long, and backup software don't accept them and they are never backed up. 

 

 

 

Changing the name manually for 10+ files each time is annoying and time consuming. 

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Just now, Blizzforte said:

Changing the name manually for 10+ files each time is annoying and time consuming. 

what are generating that long filenames anyway?..  please tell me so i can remove it from any domains i'll be working on. 

 

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4 minutes ago, Blizzforte said:

Changing the name manually for 10+ files each time is annoying and time consuming. 

What are the names of the files that are too long for it to find or play them?

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44 minutes ago, Blizzforte said:

The files have in common that their name is really long. Windows shows the error message that it can't find the files and that they're not in the folder, although they are. When I rename the files with a short name the error goes away, but I don't want to rename them. VLC can't play them either but Windows' player can. Any solution?

Windows has a full path length limitation* of ~253 characters. Make sure you're not too deep in the folder tree; make some of your folder names shorter.

 

*- there are recent changes in Windows that increases the path length, but I'm not sure they've been rolled out universally yet.

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