Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Solution to "Path too long" or "The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folder" a free program FastCopy is awesome


WindowsForest
Awards 2015
Grand Prize


FastCopy is free open source C project written by Shirouzu Hiroaki 

Touted as "The Fastest Copy/Delete Software on Windows."  and  "It supports UNICODE and over MAX_PATH (260 characters) file path names."

This means you can over come "paths too long" or "Source Path is too long" "Destination Path is too long"  or  "File cannot be copied" errors in most cases and other similar Path Too Long Tools.

How? You can copy all you long paths to new location with shorter path.

However, this is only 1/4 of the solution. Here's why; 

Firstly, you have to find the paths too long?

Secondly, and most importantly 
this does not solve the problem of the filename itself is too long!!! Which gives you same error. 


"can't find" error for path that is too long 
You can't rename those files, because you'll get an error. If you successfully copy the file, you are perpetuating the same error. 

You still have to the check and rename each filename to shorter ones manually.





That's why I created this special purpose built software Path Tool Long Auto Fixer app.

FastCopy is a great solution if you know which paths are too long and your number of files/directories you want to move/copy is low. Or you make paths that are too long for testing, the reason I used FC.

To correct the path too long error for good use the Path Tool Long Auto Fixer, the 1st tool on the market to automatically fix long paths in bulk.

Fastcopy won the Japanese Windows Forest Awards 2015 Grand Prize! And it's free.
Unicode support it will work in any language, and is being maintained.

Download here.

FastCopy and long paths problem

This is a great solution, if you know which paths to copy and are too long, and they are relatively few in number.

There's only one down side to coping paths that are tool long to a shorter directory, you still can get the path too long error! The filename can be too long and this tool does not solve that problem. 

You will still get these errors "The file name(s) would be too long for the source/destination folder", next time you copy using Windows Explorer or any back-up solution.

To correct both the path and filename that can be too long automatically use my "Path Tool Long Auto Fixer" tool.


Note: If you are back-up your data online to Onedrive, Gdrive and Dropbox they will complain if the path is too long, so you may want simply to make sure that you don't miss these by fix long paths automatically using "Path Tool Long Auto Fixer" tool.

Or you can use to find all directories and files that are too long in seconds using
Path Tool Long Auto Fixer tool below. There's nothing better than a custom app.


How to automatically fix all your Paths Too Long errors in bulk

  • If you find and fix many paths that are too long, or they are in many different sub-directories and you want to keep your directory structure intact as much as possible, with out moving all those files into a new location. Use Path Tool Long Auto Fixer tool.
  • If you want to verify and find all filenames are that are too long, use Path Tool Long Auto Fixer tool.
  • If you want to never get the "The file name(s) would be too long for the source/destination folder" error, use Path Tool Long Auto Fixer tool.
  • If you want to guarantee not miss a file on your back-up to USB Drive, Onedrive, Gdrive and Dropbox they will complain if the path is too long, so you may want simply to make sure that you don't miss these by fix long paths automatically, use the Path Tool Long Auto Fixer tool.
  • If you want is to have a worry free way of finding an fixing these path tool long errors for good and automatically use the Path Tool Long Auto Fixer Tool


Path Too Long Auto Fixer Tool
I built "Path Tool Long Auto Fixer" tool to find and correct all your long paths AUTOmatically.

It fixes those long paths using a unique algorithm which makes paths and filenames still readable and memorable like removing spaces.
 

Removing space is an obvious optimization that quickly saves allot of space. There are slew of options. Check out a free demo at Path Tool Long Auto Fixer website.

It supports Unicode and therefore works in any language.


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