February 28, 2021

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Solution: Cannot Delete File/Folder Because Name Is Too Long

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Question:

Deleting a file or folder is not working. An error message shows up stating that the file/folder name is too long: what is the solution?

Answer:

A simple solution that works is to rename the file or folder. Right click on the file/folder and then click on “Rename”.

What new name should I give to the file/folder?

Any name will do. You can name it “A”, “B”, “C” etc.

If a file name is “afdsd…….sdasdsd.rar”, you can change it to just “A”. I suggest removing the file extension too.

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