Unable To Handle Very Long File Names

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JerryPoe
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Post by JerryPoe

Unable to move "Z:\??????\????????\Desktop\RecycleBin.9f4f.ffs_tmp" to the recycle bin.

Error during "PerformOperations" for item:
"<unknown file>"
HRESULT: 0x8007006f, The file name is too long.

Info: Using non-default global settings:
Fail-safe file copy - Disabled
Copy locked files - Enabled
Copy file access permissions - Enabled

Info: Info Synchronizing folder pair: [Mirror ->]

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Zenju
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Post by Zenju

This is a limitation of the Windows Shell, not FreeFileSync.

willibald
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Post by willibald

so what should I do?

xCSxXenon
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Post by xCSxXenon

You can edit the registry to handle long path names, or move the directories into higher levels

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Zenju
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Post by Zenju

...or just use permanent deletion or versioning, both of which don't use Windows Shell functions, and thous have no MAX_PATH limitation.

xCSxXenon
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Post by xCSxXenon

That is true, but of course understand the risks of permanent deletion. I use it all the time, but I have backups upon backups