For example, if the copied file is located in a folder named: "Antidisestablishmentarianism1000021" and the subfolder is also called "Antidisestablishmentarianism1000021", and inside it lies a folder named: "Extremly Long Words That I Try My Best Not To Spell" and inside that is a file named "Antidisestablishmentarianism1000021.doc", then file path name could possibly be: C:\Antidisestablishmentarianism1000021\Antidisestablishmentarianism1000021\Extremly Long Words That I Try My Best Not To Spell\Antidisestablishmentarianism1000021.doc.
So...the way to fix the problem is to reduce the size of the file and folder names all the way down the path.
Hope this helps.
I tried to copy a folder from my C: drive to my external hard drive and got the following error message.
Error Message: Cannot copy "xxxxxxxxxx:" The resulting file name is too long. Specify a different file name.
This happened when I copied the folder from the C: drive to a folder on the external hard drive.
So.. I copied the folder to the drive E:\ not inside a folder and it worked. Then I copied the folder to the place where it was originally copied to... E:\Folder1\Folder2 and it worked.
External Hard drive = Western Digital Passport, 320GB, format NTFS
Windows XP operating system on desktop.
Does the error message mean that the file is too long, this seems like a wierd error and wonder if there really is another problem.
Why does it work if I copy the folder to the E:\ and THEN the folder inside?