[Windows] Copy Long File Path Error, Internet Exporer

You copy from a location to another location and got error as describe as following message and picture:

The file name(s) would be too long for the destination folder….


I got the error on my Windows 7, SP1. Of course, you can have the same issue on Windows 8.

I use Windows Explorer to try to copy files or folders in order to paste them into some other folder.

There is a solution and explain already by Microsoft on the support that the problem occurs because of an issue in how Windows handles the long-path errors.



You can apply the official HotFix (Fix475608) as stated in Microsoft’s Support, you need to read if your issue as describe as in the ticket or not and ask the hotfix via mail.

Or if you are using Windows 7, SP1, 64bit as mine and has the same issue as above, you can download here (at your own risk).


Use external software to help such as:


9 replies on “[Windows] Copy Long File Path Error, Internet Exporer”

I have already used both alternative and hotfix. All works for me.

I prefer the hotfix even Microsoft said that (via mail with hotfix)

WARNING This hotfix has not undergone full testing. Therefore, it is intended only for systems or computers that are experiencing the exact problem that is described in the one or more Microsoft Knowledge Base articles that are listed in “KB Article Numbers” field

It brings general solution for Windows User.

Hi Osify

I suggest to try “Long Path Tool” program .

before I have problem cannot copy file because file name too long. and after I found long path tool and now my problem solved 🙂



Are you referring to Long Path Fixer (which you recommend in your article) or Long Path Tool, which is payware that uses spamming techniques (like the ones above and below) to promote their product?

Thanks for your correction. I always support freeware for user (as in my post), first I didn’t think it’s different but it’s different, anyway, people could decide free one first I guest.

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