TLPD is designed to tackle the 'path name too long' issue. It scans the directory tree, searching for files and folders with full path name that may be too long for Windows to handle. TLPD is portable, has silent mode. ReadMe and source are available.

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  • 5 out of 5 stars for this only program Long Path Tool. Others are definitely not recommended. Try it to believe it. Please use this program and nothing else & I am being serious.

  • The Long path tool is the very best program for error, unlock solution.and it is very useful tool.

  • Posted 03 Sep 2016: Downloaded this version (named 'Last Update: 2013-04-15') and installed on Windows 10 (64-bit) version that is AFTER Anniversary Edition which has caused so many problems with software. The version I have now is the update after that, fixing most problems, Windows 10 Version 1607 Build 14393.105. This TLPD utility for finding filenames that exceed or are close to the Windows 255 character limit is excellent. It could not be simpler. It does not install, only runs as portable. Run it, either select 'Yes' to check all drives or 'No' to select a path or individual drive to check. Then select a 'Threshold:' and enter a number of characters that you do not want the path and/or filename to exceed. If the default '200' characters creates too large a list, start to narrow down the longest names by selecting 230 or 240 characters, for example. After it completes (very quickly) it will open a Notepad text document listing the paths and filenames that exceed the number of characters you specified in 'Threshold:'. Using that list, simply navigate with Windows Explorer (aka File Explorer) to the file or path and change the name of it to something shorter. Most times they only need to be shortened a little. Thanks to or-ben-shabat for this excellent utility. Note: I ONLY USE TLPD because there are other utilities that search for and then automatically re-name files and paths that are too long. There is no way I would let a utility shorten these characters on its own. It could possibly break a program or operating system by re-naming critical paths and/or filenames. To be safe, I manually re-name only user data files such as movies, pictures, documents, music files, etc. For example: I re-name a file that was detected by TLPD named C:\My Pictures\Big Long File Names\Folder Number 1\Dog Pictures\vfhsog7653yt\ghiehv73584yqghh\q7vqahgvht7qw\4hvgbheht7hvubhgh\sughg745y7\ghvue\hg7hqghverh\vfhsog7653yt\ghiehv73584yqghhq7vqahgvht7qw4hvgbheht7hvubh\ghsughg745y7ghvu\ehg7hqghverh\Ugly Dog.jpg to vfhsog7653ytg.jpg or even C:\My Pictures\My Dog Pictures\My dog at Halloween dressed as a monkey.jpg. Stupid example, but you can do it like that. .

  • Long Path Tool is a best software to solve this issue. 5++ Rating. Long Path Tool is a best software it is a free software. You can Try it

  • simple, light and works! outputs to .txt nicely used it many times

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Advanced End Users, End Users/Desktop, System Administrators

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Command-line, Win32 (MS Windows)

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