Author Topic: File names too long to backup  (Read 11894 times)

jdurham001

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File names too long to backup
« on: July 02, 2009, 07:40:57 pm »
   

Just in case anyone else runs into this:

 

My TeraStation backup kept failing on the same folder despite repeated attempts. When I went into the folder I found that the file path was too long to be processed.

 

I had to rename the folders to single characters just so I could delete some of them. After that I was able to backup.

 

Most of these extra folders were created by automatic backup software that was backing up backups of folders with rather lengthy names.


PCPiranha

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Re: File names too long to backup
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2009, 10:58:05 pm »
What backup software are you using?

DuglasKrin

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Re: File names too long to backup
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2012, 04:36:59 am »

Do you have error messages?, like :

  • Path too long
  • Error cannot delete file: cannot read from source file or disk
  • Cannot delete file: Access is denied
  • There has been a sharing violation.
  • Cannot delete file or folder The file name you specified is not valid or too long. Specify a different file name.
  • The source or destination file may be in use.
  • The file is in use by another program or user.
  • Error Deleting File or Folder
  • Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.
  • Error Copying File or Folder.
  • Cannot remove folder.
  • The filename or extension is too long.
  • Path too deep.
  • Destination Path Too Long.
  • Could not find this item.
  • Filename is not valid.
  • The file could not be accessed.
  • The path you entered, is too long. Enter a shorter path.
  • File Name could not be found. Check the spelling of the filename, and verify that the file location is correct.

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gabrielko

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Re: File names too long to backup
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2012, 11:32:06 am »

Long Path Tool helped me in this situation. http://PathTooDeep.com


stevenLoker

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Re: File names too long to backup
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2013, 03:35:17 pm »
What software did you use? Download LongPathTool. Ive been using it before. It fix the problem instant.


http://LongPathTool.com

stevenLoker

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Re: File names too long to backup
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2013, 03:43:20 pm »
Incase you cant backup files,use LongPathTool. I download it when i had problem with my files. It rename,delete,move,copypaste,backup files easily.


http://LongPathTool.com

antonnys

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Re: File names too long to backup
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2013, 03:31:59 am »
Please try longpathtool and get the solution of above relevant issue.It was really helped me to get the right solution which worked for me.


Thanks
Antonnys

cvwcorp

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Re: File names too long to backup
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2013, 04:00:41 pm »
Posting this here since this thread turns up high in Google results... I had this problem, and tried this LongPathTool. The free trial doesn't cover this feature, so I paid $30. It didn't work. And...it left 3 pieces of malware on my computer, all rated "severe" by my antivirus software.

Frank Jones

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Re: File names too long to backup
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2020, 10:54:19 am »
To backup file names that are too long, you can use LONGPATHTOOL. It worked for me. Thank you.

Michael Brown

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Re: File names too long to backup
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2020, 01:30:46 pm »
I would recommend you to use LongPathTool. It will help you to resolve issues regarding file names being too long.

derekpittx

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Re: File names too long to backup
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2020, 01:58:17 pm »
Thank u so much for taking time to help. mobdro

Regards,
tubemate
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