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Delete a file with a long filename

26/03/2019

If you have a problem deleting a file or a group of files, you may get the following message: "The source file name(s) are larger than is supported by the file system", like in the capture below:

Solution 1

Here is a tip on 7Zip to solve this problem

  • Run 7zip (it's a compression software available here)
  • Use the software file manager
  • Press Shift + Suppr on the directory or the file

The software will manage to delete the file even though the operation system cannot...

Solution 2

Another possibility is to use Long Path Eraser, available in portable version, and to select the directory to delete.

Dernière modification le 30/03/2021 - Quillevere.net

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