Destination Path Too Long Error Message Windows 10 and Windows Server

In this blog post I will show you how to bypass windows 10 and Windows Server “path too long” limitation and error message that prevents you from copying files.

Below is the error message:

The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folder. You can shorten the file name and try again or try a location that has a shorter path.

The Solution

To overcome this problem, we need to use PowerShell to copy the files since the is no way to copy the files using the GUI.

The following PowerShell command will copy the files without any issue.

Simply, change the path of the files and run using PowerShell.

Copy-Item "C:\bin\data" -Destination "C:\Data" -Recurse -Verbose

3 thoughts on “Destination Path Too Long Error Message Windows 10 and Windows Server”

  1. You can use the long path tool for this issue.

    In using the long path tool you just have to click on the long path tool application icon and the tool will provide you a window that contains all your files. You have now the capability to move, delete rename and modify your files without getting error messages. It is a user friendly tool and it is a quick fix for this issue.

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