Long Path Fixer Logo, in large 256 pixel size. Long Path Fixer

Copy, Move, Rename and Delete files and folders with Very Long Paths.

Got a "Path Too Long" error in Windows? Try this free utility for moving, copying, renaming and deleting files and folders with Very Long Paths.


Because the alternative (Long Path Tool) is shit payware by a shitty company that employs idiots to spam the entire internet about their crappy product.

What does it do?

Simply put, Long Path Fixer is a program enables you to "get at" files and folders that Windows Explorer refuses to reach, that is, anything with a path longer than the Windows API can handle (MAX_PATH: 259 actual characters).

With Long Path Fixer, you can effortlessly manipulate files and folders with paths of up to 32,767 characters in length. No destination is "Too Long"!

How does it work?

Image of Long Path Fixer showing the contents of my C DriveLong Path Fixer presents you with a simple list of files and folders in the current directory (including "hidden" files and folders). You can drag and drop files or folders onto it and it will navigate directly to path of whatever you dropped.

From there, you simply click on the file or folder you want to move, copy, delete, and hit the appropriate button; Move, Copy or Delete. All these options are also available from the context (right-click) menu, as well as rename (I may add a button for that!), delete to recycle bin, copy the path and so on.

Image of Long Path Fixer context menu showing open and unlock optionsJust like Explorer windows, F5 refreshes the list.

The top item "●●" enables you to go UP, as if you hadn't guessed!

There is a drop-down menu at the top with all your available drives listed, so you can start navigating from there, use your up/down arrow keys to switch drives and so on. Having said that, it's usually easier to drag-and-drop items directly from Explorer.

Note: if you drag a shortcut, Long Path Fixer will automatically resolve the shortcut to its real location. If you would prefer to have it open at the actual .lnk file's directory, hold drown the <Ctrl> key whilst dropping the item onto the main window.

You can also have Long Path Fixer in your explorer directory context menu, and an option to enable this is available from Long Path Fixer's System Tray menu (see image below). This way you can right-click folders in Explorer and send them straight to Long Path Fixer, which will launch with your selected folder in view.

Alternatively, you can keep a shortcut in your SendTo menu, and send items from there. Or even drag and drop items directly onto Long Path Fixer, or a shortcut to it. If you send files, Long Path Fixer will open at the parent folder.

If you launch Long Path Fixer with no path on the command line (by clicking it directly), Long Path Fixer will remember your previous folder and start there, same goes for whatever destination folder you last chose to copy/move an item to - that's where the dialog will open next time around. Anything to save a few precious seconds!

On the subject of time-saving, if Long Path Fixer if buried beneath some windows on your desktop, hovering over its tray menu will jump it immediately to the front. There is also an option to stay on top, if you prefer.

What if an item is locked?

Long Path Fixer has a context (right-click) menu in its file list. If you select an item and right-click the list, you have the option to open the item using the default shell (Explorer) action (this is also what happens if you double-click a file), as well options as move, copy, rename and delete the selected item.

You can also copy the full path in short or long format to your Windows clipboard (paths longer than 259 characters will be automatically prefixed with the standard UNC-style prefix "\\?\", for compatibility).

There is also an "unlock" option..

Long Path Fixer uses the excellent (and free) LockHunter to do its unlocking, silently launching LockHunter in the background to unlock the file. I have nothing to do with LockHunter. I just think it's great software that everyone should have installed on their system! If you don't have LockHunter installed, then you should definitely go here..

Get LockHunter..

Grab the FREE and highly useful LockHunter - works in all modern versions of Windows

It STILL won't delete?

When dealing with hard-to-shift files of any description, it's best to run Long Path Fixer as an Administrator. If something won't delete, do that!

Portable operation..

Like all my Windows apps, if there is a copy of of the preference file (Long Path Fixer.ini) sitting right next to the program (Long Path Fixer.exe), it will automatically switch to portable mode, so you can happily put Long Path Fixer in a Pen-Drive, DVD, Blu-Ray, or wherever you like.

Normally, your Long Path Fixer.ini is stored in your user folder (C:\Users\<Your-name>\corz\Long Path Fixer). By the way, if you ever need to manually edit your preferences (unlikely), there is an option to do exactly that in Long Path Fixer's System Tray menu..


If you want to checks out the changes, fixes and what-not, go here.

Image of Long Path Fixer System Tray Menu, showing edit prefs option about to be selected

Long Path Fixer Download
100% FREE. Available in 32 and 64 bit flavours..


Long Path Fixer for Windows

click to see zip archive contents

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Long Path Fixer for Windows x64

click to see zip archive contents

LIVE MD5+SHA1 Multi-Hashes..
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Have fun!


p.s. Long Path Fixer is 100% FREE.

Making great tools for you is a full-time job. So if you saved some valuable time or frustration using Long Path Fixer, you can help support the development of this and many other fine works by sending a couple of quid (or more!) my way..

Thank you!

And a big thank you to orbs, for his work on the LFN UDF, Keep it up, man!

If you are looking for a data verfication app that can handle long paths, check out checksum..

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Please feel free to comment below. All suggestions welcome. If you want to leave a bug report, please do so by MAIL. Thanks!

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Grover - 24.07.14 6:52 pm

Awesome! And first to comment! hehe

Well someone had to be! Glad you like it. ;o) Cor

foomonger - 01.08.14 4:05 pm

Have you seen the discussion about this over at ghacks? Some idiot is trying to say this is a virus!


Heh, yeah! Thanks for the support, man!

But I wouldn't worry about it too much, there's always someone trying to diss the good things in life. smiley for :ken:

;o) Cor

Jack - 06.08.14 2:42 am

Great software. Solved my long path problem!!

JaneUS - 13.08.14 11:23 am


getlinkz - 10.10.14 1:36 pm

you are welcome
it is good,
You can also use Long Path Tool to sort out this problem.


dsd - 02.11.14 1:53 pm


Mike - 21.11.14 11:20 pm

Hi! Very well done! Hating too long paths! Loving your tool!

Ismail - 05.12.14 9:34 pm


Wolfie - 22.12.14 1:17 pm

Seems that really works, finally...
Thanks for this program but I hope this don't bring me malwares or somethings...
I'll thrust on you, thanks again!

patrick8 - 31.12.14 9:24 pm

I have a solution for this case. try long path tool, i feel it would be help u smiley for :)

This is hardly the place to post spam about your payware!

We have a solution, and it's free (right above these comments!)

;o) Cor

FGranados - 21.01.15 11:48 am

Long path tool can also be used to solve this types of problem.

Bea Nice - 21.01.15 7:53 pm

Who is the short dicked fool spamming his long path tool here?
What shameful underhanded arrogance!

Thank you for posting LONG PATH FIXER,
I'll bet it's a better program than that ripped off code virus infested payware

Long path tool fanspammers can go suck on their second bag of d***s

Bea Nice - 21.01.15 8:02 pm

Seeing how 'long path tool' is highly suspect and underhanded, based solely on observing its slimebag promotional activities,
I have decided to not even bother to trial it and deleted the zipped POS

LONG PATH FIXER seems to be the way to go for the time being,
unless I find something better
..or cheaper smiley for :)

Hah! If you find something cheaper, buy two for me! ;o) Cor

keywin - 11.02.15 10:33 pm

You can also use Long Path Tool to sort out this problem.

Eh, Bea Nice, seems some people just don't know how to take a hint! ;o) Cor

<editor's note>The saga ends here, at least for readers. For me it continues, and I these days delete around four comments a week from these spammers. Incredible!</editor's note>

pml - 22.02.15 9:33 pm

Thanks a lot...a lot...a lot....

ctbram - 01.03.15 7:27 pm

It would be nice if you got some kind of progress feedback as a folder is being copied. I am copying a folder with thousands of folders (a little of half a gig). It seems to be copying okay so far but there is no progress bar so other then going to the destination folder I have no idea where I am in the transfer process.

Designed primarily for problematic single files & folders, I hadn't really considered adding this. I'll look into it for a future version (though I don't expect this to be trivial!). Cheers! ;o) Cor

al - 29.05.15 5:50 am

What is this program supposed to do? All it does for me is sit there with a ".." in a plain white box. No files listed, cannot navigate to the folder where I need to delete a long folder name--nothing.

I'd love to have it work, really!


Everything you need to know is in the page right above these comments. ;o) Cor

patrik - 09.06.15 10:05 pm

Hello friends i alsoo face same problem.someone suggest long path tool ,its really helpful.

smiley for :lol: You guys just don't give up! ;o) Cor

Phil - 22.06.15 10:15 pm

Can you use Long Path Fixer to overcome the limitation of Microsoft OneDrive?

smiley for :lol: No, that's something they will have to fix at their end! ;o) Cor

Eduardo - 08.07.15 1:55 pm

Firstable thank you, its works!
BUUUUT when we are deleting a folder with thousand of files we have grant for every folder because we can move for this folders but the program say we havent permission.
We have to navigate into the folder from the Long Path Fixer and delete it one by one.
Would be realy usefull that we could to delete a full folder with long paths with one only click.
But I repeat, its works!! Thank you guys!!

Go UP and try again! ;o) Cor

TokeY - 22.09.15 3:26 pm

It Works perfect upto now as i copied more than 50 GB of data, more develop with data transferring progress bar will be more attractive. Thanks Cor.

ross_mini5 - 08.10.15 5:11 pm

Just downloaded the Long Path Fixer for Windows x64, unzipped it and tried to run it. It didn't run, it showed an error message. You may want to check this out.

Really? What message? ;o) Cor

Rafael - 13.10.15 5:13 am

WOW Thanks!!! I have a 5 years problem with this issue. Thanks to you I solved (you solved) my copy or move error.

Nah, you solved it. I just make the tools!

Thank you!

;o) Cor

Siroos - 04.11.15 6:26 pm

It would be very handy if it shows the progress. How can we make sure that when it will finish the copying process? I wanna copy monster folders like 150 GB and I don't know when it would be done. By the way, it helps a lot as it is. Thank you!!!

Siroos - 04.11.15 7:20 pm

One question,

Why it does not copy some of the files? my source folder has 12273 files but the copied file has only 12252 files!

Any number of reasons. The short list includes file permissions, naming conflicts, file attributes and locked status. Did you try the unlocker options? ;o) Cor

Yeti - 11.11.15 7:14 pm

This works great!! Thanks a lot!!!!

Great App!

smiley for :lol:smiley for :lol:smiley for :lol:

Dan - 12.11.15 3:03 am

Thank you so much for this App!!

Michael - 15.11.15 10:09 pm

I am moving my Google Drive (with a lot of important information on it) to a new SSD Drive I just installed in my computer so I can free up space on my main SSD Drive. When I tried to do this I got an error saying that some files couldn't be transferred because their path was too long.

I believe your software here can move those files by "doing something special." I don't understand what the "special" thing is.

Does it automatically re-name my files so that they have a shorter path?

Does it "hack" windows somehow so that windows will allow longer paths? And if this is the case, do I have to run this software any time I want to access these files again?

If I use this to transfer my Google Drive files, will Google Drive continue to work properly syncing files to Google Drives new location on my second hard drive? How would Google know that I'm running this software? I'm sure Google Drive was not designed knowing that this software would be used to bypass the long path limitations.

I would love to use this software to fix my problem, but I don't want to use it, if it's not going to continue to work for the long term for me (the next 5-10 years maybe, on several different computers over that time period).

On a side note: Is there any way this software you have created simply find and list the files that are too long, and allow me to change their names or paths so that they do fit and windows can work normally?

Thank you for reading this. Really cool what you have done here.

Is there any way this software you have created simply find and list the files that are too long, and allow me to change their names or paths so that they do fit and windows can work normally?

Yup, that's what it does. It simply enables you to access the files so you can move/copy them to somewhere with a shorter path. That's it.

Windows itself DOES allow long paths. The trouble is that most programs, including Windows Explorer, do not.

;o) Cor

Sean - 02.12.15 9:46 pm

Anyway to have a status on the transfer so I can know when it is complete?smiley for :lol:

Some kind of progress indicator is on the 2do list for next version. ;o) Cor

Carsten - 03.12.15 1:50 am


Shell Open Fails on really long pathes!

If shortening of name results in a to long path.

Could you support drag and drop copy from/two long path?


Windows Explorer does not support long paths!!! You need to drag a shorter (higher up) path into Long Path Fixer, then navigate from there. ;o) Cor

Gerhard - 03.12.15 11:19 pm

Works perfectly. Looking forward to the progress indicator in the next version. Thank you!

Sebastian - 07.12.15 6:12 pm

You are awesome ! smiley for :lol:
Programs does what it suppose to do, so thank you for creating this program. smiley for :ken:smiley for :cool:smiley for :ken:

smiley for :idea: If I may, is there an option to see how much the programs has copied and how much it still has to do. (or could you create it in a newer version ?)

Again, thanks !

X-BASS - 20.12.15 1:07 am

Maaaaaaaaaaan you made my day, I love this tool, I was transferring 8TB of files between older and new drive, and doing the filecompare routine I found several differences, the problem? XXCopy failed to copy long path file names and couldn't copy them with Windows Explorer either.

I did with your tool, but cannot figure how to copy several files a time, it just allows me to do one file at a time, I'm using W10 th2 if that matters.

Thaaaaaaaaanks a lot for your work, I'll donate you and some other developers wich tools helped me a lot as soon as I get a job smiley for :D

The easiest way is to go UP and operate on the folder in a single operation. Any more fine-grained operations are better done with Explorer, once the folder is in a path safely within its character limit.

Promise of donation.. Hah! If I had a buck for every time I've heard that!!! It would be especially useful at this time of the year …

;o) Cor

gathaca - 21.12.15 7:38 am

Gracias, muchas gracias por este post y por el programita que acabo de bajar, me gustaría recibir en mi correo las actualizaciones y post de este blog. Saludos cordiales.

Suscríbete a mi devblog !;o) Cor

SSO - 04.01.16 1:41 am

Thanks For this tool,, its really fix problem smiley for :cool:

Rajendra1887 - 29.01.16 7:15 pm

Really a helpful information. Good work, keep it up.

antonios - 10.02.16 12:30 pm

wow...this tool works..really works well...all issues solved... smiley for :)

suryamohan - 24.02.16 11:09 pm

Select all option would be really helpful for copying files with long path

M - 01.03.16 1:15 am

Thank you whoever made this !!!! Saved me from a lot of frustration !!

didn't think it would solve it to be honest, was about too kill the process but then thought to give it a chance, so glad I did... Indeed some sort of process bar or at least a sign that it's doing it's thing would be comfortable..

Thanx again !!

Sylvain - 06.03.16 5:53 am

Good day.

Love your "Why" lol, it's true, the makers of Long Path Tool are spamming the tool everywhere! Anyway, so I proceeded testing LPF and it failed (partially) on the first thing I tried:

Grab the script here:
<Link removed - dude! Get that site checked for malware!>

Run it then try to delete C:\DeleteMe with Long Path Fixer, it will fail, most of what's in the DeleteMe folder will be deleted, but the folder remains. Hmmmmm, it worked fine the 2nd time I tried it, and the 3rd, and then it failed the 4th and 5th time I tried, and then started working again - no idea what's going on...

Best Regards,

So long as it works one time, that's fine by me!

;o) Cor

ps. Aye, I only recently added that notice after the makers of long crap tool mailed me about using their product name on this page. The cheeky bastards need to stop adding it, then, eh! When I can go a week without deleting up to a dozen spam posts from those fuckerz, I might consider removing the notice. Maybe.

pps. the most recent a mere 30 minutes after your post! They also work Sundays. Sheesh!

Clint - 15.03.16 12:20 am

This is an excellent solution. I struggled all week to transfer files across bit 32, bit 64, Mac, NTFS and exFAT hard drives and laptops. Nothing within Windows or MAC OS worked at all.

This long file path solution worked like a charm! I set it up, let it run in the background (as others have said, there is no progress bar, so be patient) and when it was done, it closed and ALL my files were where I wanted them. Thanks a bunch for the solution.

Unlike others, I will donate in a moment. You saved me a big headache. Check your PayPal account for my thank you.


Even those who say they will donate right away, generally don't.

But Lo! Many thanks!

You're welcome back any time!

;o) Cor

Hiep Tran - 19.03.16 1:10 pm

Thanks you, unblivable you save my life

kprokopi - 24.03.16 3:46 pm

Thank you! Works perfectly! You "fix" my dat

Paul - 29.03.16 12:19 am

I have a REALLY long path created by a recursive cloud backup situation and even though I run your long path app as an admin, it still says I don't have permission after like 30 minutes of trying to delete it. I've tried all of the other software out there, and none of them can delete this virtually infinite recursive directory nest.

Please, please let me know if there is a solution and this directory is taking up 100gb.

Thank you.

You might try recursively setting the permissions on a parent of the folder before you attempt to delete it, in case you really don't have permission (in which case you would likely need to first "Take Ownership" of the directory). You might need to go up a few directories.

Also, the unlocker tool mentioned up in the main text could help.

;o) Cor

Johnny - 29.03.16 6:14 pm

Hi, thanks 1k for this amazing solution.
Can i suggest you to add a progress bar for see the "work in progress"???
Thank you for your job.

Garret - 30.03.16 1:22 am

Thank you, thank you, thank you for providing this tool FOC.

Ssweetlou - 31.03.16 12:53 am

Ran it in win 7 JUST FINE !!!! very impressive
No progress bar ???/

Ran it in XP servpak 3....crashed the PC. Had to reboot, why ?????

marlene cajita - 04.04.16 2:46 am

It was fun doing it. I hope this will work for me.

Sam Bancroft - 16.04.16 9:31 am

Thanks, I had a serious problem with OneDrive (caused by the upgrade from SkyDrive), Think Microsoft could help? Not on your nelly, they just suggested I delete the content locally and remotely (thanks, but no thanks.) Your tool at least allowed me to recover the files and move them to shorter path. When I am working (and if I remember!) I will send a donation your way.
Thanks again, without people like you the Internet would just be a giant sales exercise.

Zed - 27.05.16 8:33 pm


Landed on this gem, and it seems to work great. But as i often work with very large set of files - last one was ~40 GB- this would be great to have a progress bar somewhere.
...Or did i miss it ?

Using 32 bits version to migrate data from XP to W7.

<3 the ability to show hidden folders too !

guest - 13.06.16 5:52 am

progress bar would be great, but this saved my day- so can't complain.

thanks for sharing! wonder why MSFT doesn't just implement this under the hood...

Doyle - 10.08.16 9:13 am

Hi. First - thanks! Appreciate the hard work and expertise here. Way over my head!

Thanks again,


Broke Student Dev - 11.08.16 7:06 am

Absolutely brilliant. After twiddling with that garbage piece of shit Long Path Tool developed by blithering idiots I came across your fantastic software. Solved the problem in mere seconds. Expect a donation when I'm no longer a broke student. Keep doing what you do. Such an inspiration to new devs to not whore themselves.

Jayakrishnan - 11.08.16 4:42 pm


Amazing product... worked perfectly..!!!!

I owe you... you are the real hero...

Thank you for being a part of 'free computing for the poor'.....

Once again thank you...


Torsten - 30.08.16 6:32 am


Virus Total reports 3 malware i the downloaded 33-bit version. What is that about?

Best regards

// Torsten

See here. ;o) Cor

Steve - 04.09.16 9:28 pm

Hi, the tool is good. Could you implement the scan function for scanning the whole directory or disk for other long paths.

Regardssmiley for ;)

M.S - 19.09.16 5:40 am

I will try it

Vy - 22.09.16 5:40 am

Awesome tool.
Just wondering, is it opensource?

No, not currently.

My Open Source releases usually have a source download link right next to the regular download.

;o) Cor

str8arrow - 02.10.16 5:46 pm

Hi - I want to use Long Path Fixer for Windows but it just won't work on my Windows 10 x64 Professional PC (Windows 10 build 10586/threshold 11).
Drag & drop not working, cut /paste not working in the drop-down/input box.
Drop down shows only root drives -must click thru entire directory tree. It's painstakingly difficult/ unusable.

I emailed re: this 'bug' but haven't heard back, so I'm hoping someone will post to let me know if they've experienced this problem...or better yet, have found a SOLUTION!
I love corz software, used it on Windows 7 for years but was forced over to Windows 10 (PC died, Windows 7 n/a)!

Dee Alina - 19.10.16 7:16 pm

Hi Corz...
Long Path Fixer does not work on Windows10 Pro x64 (release 1511/threshold 2/10.0.10586).
I am tearing my hair out. PLEASE let me know if it is supposed to work on Win 10. I just can't make it work.
Drag'n drop doesn't work - even with modifiers like Shift+click/ctrl+click/ctrl+alt+click. Pasting the path in the drop down does not work - when you paste+click "delete' /"copy' you get a message "please select a file first"
The ONLY way to force it to work is to click the drop down (shows root drives only) >drill down to the desired subdirectory (usu very deep - ergo, path very long) ...then click desired action.
IT IS SO FRUSTRATING..I love your software and want to use this. PLEASE help!!
(I've written and I haven't heard back ...i know you're busy, but would be very grateful for a reply so I can stop tearing my hair out)
Thanks so much - Dee

I don't think I have received any mail from you about this. I did reply to the previous poster about this exact same issue (prior to above post!), but I'll repeat here, as I guess I should have already done..

YES! Long Path Fixer works fine on Windows 10 x64; that's exactly what me and many other users run it on. There must be something going on with your particular setup.

If you and the previous poster (assuming it's a different person) were to send me useful information like a list of installed apps, complete system info, hardware, that sort of thing, I could more usefully look into it.

Anything else; run it as admin, and so on; is just a shot in the dark.

;o) Cor

EuphoricFury - 11.11.16 11:11 pm

Fantastic utility!

Please, please, please add a progress bar with the file currently being processed.

hengi - 27.11.16 4:29 pm

A progress bar or a 'working pleas wait' window would be great smiley for :D
But it works as i see in the taskmanager smiley for :)

Yuvraj - 30.11.16 3:08 pm

I agree with the same of
Broke Student Dev as I searched almost a day of time for the right tool and most of them are not straight to the point and are of payware, spyware blah blah..
Thanks for the tool and I found a bit inconvenience of "copy progress"(As there's no progress UI/console/ time status to see the status) during folders copy. But anyways, it's manageable by cross checking the properties after copy smiley for :)

Andrew - 05.12.16 9:23 am

Hi, I came across your tool and love that you want to stick it up the other company (I found it quite offensive that they were spamming everywhere too). Thanks for going to the effort to create it.

However, the function your tool lacks that theirs has is the ability to search for files.

I had a server full of crypto 'Your files have been encrypted' type files but they were crazy long names so I could not delete them. I just wanted a tool to be able to find and delete all these files but your tool does not do that - Future enhancement?

I ended up using a trial version of 'FileBoss' which allowed me to do this - not a paid plug smiley for :)

I didn't write this as a way to "stick it" to anyone. It wasn't my intention that this should become THE free long paths tool, simply that there should be free alternatives. I wanted to get a vanguard going.

There are now quite a few free tools for working with long paths. For searching for files with long paths, I recommend TLPD. There are others.

You could also use a Powershell command..

cmd /c dir /s /b |? {$_.length -gt 260}

It's unlikely that I will add search capabilities to Long Path Fixer.

;o) Cor

Hans - 18.12.16 11:05 pm

For some kind of reason the app can't be installed (W10 x64).
What could be the problem?

There is no installer! Just run it! ;o) Cor

Samih - 22.12.16 2:15 pm

Thanks, worked well in WIN 10, its great!

BobbyC - 28.12.16 4:01 am

Hi Corz,

Did it work? Yes!!smiley for :lol: Was it easy to use? well lets say it was a bit of a learning curve but works and that is what counts. As others have commented on, it could use a progress bar as some of my tries didn't seem to work but after a a refresh they were gone.
I am using Win 10 x64 and had no problems.
Best Regards

To - 13.01.17 12:22 pm

Thank you so much for your effort to make this utility.
Happy New Year 2017

Bill Woodland - 16.01.17 2:48 am

This tool has helped me tremendously. It would be really cool if it showed the two panes; the folder tree on the left, and the files/folders on the right, similar to windows explorer. Once I click down to folders off the root, I can't tell where I am. At least would be nice to shoe the full path in the top bar. The dot dot is nice, but how about a button that you only have to click once?

Make those two changes, email me, and I'll paypal you $20.

BTW I'm 61 years old, and have a real hard time reading your page, due to poor vision. I have to hit control-a (select all) to be able to read it. Orange on orange on orange....more contrast would help a lot.

If you look at the left of this page (and all pages onsite) you will see "prefs". Click that for a choice of colour schemes (including a high contrast browser colour scheme). There is also a scheme selector at the foot of all pages.

Users have always been able to change colour schemes at corz.org.

As for your bribe, I'll pass.

;o) Cor

Carlos - 30.01.17 9:28 am

Thank you so much, worked well in WIN 7
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Tom M - 10.02.17 9:00 am


I erroneously set up a robocopy that cascaded on itself by copying a directory (with subdirectories) to an area that was on the chain of subdirectories. I canceled the job but it has left a very, very long string of paths and filenames. The properties command at the root of the where it took off says 94 folders. I've tried shortening the directory names to 1 character, etc. but even though I was able to accomplish that Windows still will not allow me to remove the base of the directory tree or delete the files in the subdirectory's far down in the chain (at about folder 87). I was able to delete the files in the directories less than 87.

Anyway, when I try and run the Long Path Fixer I get an error: AutoIt Error "Line 1031 (File "C:\{Long Path Fixer for Windows x64}..."

Error: Recursion level has been exceeded - AutoIt will quit to prevent stack overflow."

Any thoughts on what I might try next?



Wow! That must be some mess in there! You could always navigate into these and work on subsets, but if you are familiar with robocopy, why not get it to clean up its own mess, something like..

robocopy c:\someemptyfolder c:\foldertodelete /purge

;o) Cor

alex - 20.02.17 2:18 pm

I have used your tool wherever possible and it really saved us quite a bit of headache. The fact no install is needed just makes it handy.

Would love to have the option to copy data as well or move with the option to copy open file. we are using a paid tool to do that (GS RichCopy 360) which does the job.
Hopefully you can do as a product enhancement or if there is a roadmap would be ideal.

pmz - 24.05.18 8:33 pm

Thanks for this super amazing tool. Works wonders but I ran in a serious error. Hope it can be solved. I moved(should have copied I know) a folder to the root of the drive and my folder disappeared on both source and destination. smiley for :geek:smiley for :geek:smiley for :geek:

Is there a way to undo?

Cor - 25.05.18 2:59 am

Long Path Fixer has no undo facility.

I doubt your folder has "disappeared". If you moved it, it will be somewhere!


;o) Cor

André Lemos - 12.08.19 5:14 pm

Is there a way for long path fixer to skip existing files in folders instead of just saying the folder already exists?


Michael - 12.08.19 5:45 pm


this tool is very usefull. The only problem that I have: if I use "Long Path Fixer" to move folders and files from one directory into another, it moves it all, but after moving it doesn't change the permissions to the rights of the new above folder.

Do you have any idea how I can get the moved folders and files to get the permissions from the new folder?

Best regards


Alaa Kalakech - 23.09.19 6:03 pm


If there is a possibilty to put the percentage of copying the file,
if it was a big file to trasfer so you might not be able to see if it finished or not!!!

please advise !?

Duncan - 16.10.19 12:53 am

Migrating a sever to a new box and running headlong into a cluster wreck of file path too long errors. Found this tool and it does what it says on the tin.
2 requests:

1. It needs to be able to overwrite/skip existing files with the same name in the destination folder.

2. It needs some sort of progress indicator.

I'm transferring nearly 1 TB of files from one server to another and had partial success before running into the 'File path too long' problems. I have to delete the partially transferred folder (200 GB) before I can use this tool to grab all of the files missed before, otherwise the tool says the folder exists and aborts the copy.

Transferring this 1 TB of files takes quite a while. All I can use to tell that it is working is when I see a new folder pop up in the destination directory. and seeing if the memory and CPU values are changing in the task manager.

Please and Thank you.

Damien Brock - 12.05.20 8:48 pm

I would like to suggest you, try LongPathTool program to resolve this issue.
This tool is very helpful to resolve the issue.

Antony Upward - 21.05.20 12:31 am


Love the tool... have it run at startup :-)

But choosing "run minimized" in the shortcut that I have to LongPathFixer in the Startup folder still opens the LongPathFixer window.

Can we have an option to run LongPathFixer minimized so its icon only appears in the systray?


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