Failed to delete path files in Windows 8

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I am trying to delete the path files on my Windows 8 PC. It appears to be insignificant but I failed. I want to know how I can delete these files or do I need to use any third-party software just to remove it from my computer?


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Answered By 0 points N/A #166878

Failed to delete path files in Windows 8


This is the path length type error.

To fix this:

Mapping a drive to the deepest folder:

1) Find Map Network Drive in explorer.

2) Select a drive.

3) Browse to the location of the folder with the file in it.

4) Uncheck the box about reconnect at login and click OK.

5) You are now able to open that folder from the drive in Explorer and delete the files.

6) Then you have to rename the file. Give it a 1 character name and that should allow you to delete it.

Answered By 15 points N/A #166877

Failed to delete path files in Windows 8


I think what you are asking is, how to delete a file, in windows 8, whose file path is too long?

Please follow these steps and you will be able to delete the file:

  1. Locate the file in Windows Explorer
  2. Shift + Right click on the file you want to delete
  3. Select the 'Copy as Path'
  4. Now open command prompt
  5. Type 'del \?' (without the quotes in command prompt)
  6. Paste the path, previously copied, in command prompt

The file will be deleted successfully.

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