Destination Path Too Long

One of my friends needs to copy a file to directory in Windows 2008.

But he was unable to do that….. J


He got the following message

Destination Path Too Long

After lots of try and using many programs to copy it, he found the solution within the windows itself.



The solution is to use ROBOCOPY tool which is part of windows.

For example to use it:

Robocopy c:\mySource c:\myDest myFile.txt



For more information about this greate and hidden tool visit it below




4 thoughts on “Destination Path Too Long

  1. This is a Windows* OS/file system issue.The cause is directory paths on the drive is longer than 255 characters (including spaces).There’s a lot of additional softwares which can fix this problem like Long Path Tool.
    Long Path Tool can simplify and probably end your problems in unlocking, managing and renaming files that appear to have a long filename. Since in some instances, you may have experienced problems accessing, managing and even renaming files that have more than 255 characters, this utility has been made to answer this particular scenario. If you have also encountered problems like error messages that tell you that the path too long, too long path, destination path too long or cannot delete file then this program is definitely for you. This will totally take place of Windows Explorer, Far Manager or other file managing utilities since this is maybe used in any type of Operating System even the earliest Windows 95 version.

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