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How to fix '..cannot delete or rename file/folder; name too long for..'

(This post was last modified: 09-25-2014, 04:19 PM by hovatek. )

If you get an error saying a file/folder name (or file path) is too long for recycle bin or that Windows cannot rename the file/folder because its name is too long then you can bypass this restriction using 7zip .

* Download 7zip
* Install it and launch the 7-zip file manager
* Navigate to the folder / file in the file manager
* Rename or delete it (whichever you were trying to do)
* If prompted if you're sure you want to proceed, click Yes


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