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March 16, 2012 9:47:29 AM

I cannot seem to delete a folder structure that suddenly appeared on my HDD that is about 30 folders all with the same name all within each other. All empty (in fact the entire array of folders shows zero bytes in properties), but yet there are some folders in the bottom few folders.

I cannot delete it as it gives an error of path too long. I cannot rename it or move it as when I right-click it doesn't give me the normal options you see on a right-click.

I've discovered a utility called "Path Too Long Utility" found here:
http://****

It wants money to repair it, but that's just silly to have to pay for something that just shouldn't happen.

Isn't there an easier way? Some registry hack or something!!!!
March 16, 2012 9:49:34 AM

try seach PathTooLong. since the link is not approve to post in this site.. remeber pathtoolong
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March 16, 2012 1:55:58 PM

Did you try deleting from a command prompt using wildcards? I.E. if the root folder is called AbunchOfJunk, then try

del ABunchofOf*.* /F /S

or possibly

rmdir ABunchOf* /S

You can also try running these while in safe mode, but try it normally first.
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September 27, 2012 11:38:43 PM

Corrupted file system.

Open a command line window and type: chkdsk /f /v

When prompted, answer 'Y', then reboot.
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October 7, 2012 10:29:56 AM

I heaved in same problem. After it I use 'Long Path Tool' and now my problem is solve.
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November 27, 2012 2:06:36 AM

After installation, check setting. You don't want the program erase a big file for 35 times.
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November 27, 2012 4:23:38 PM

Unlocker is free and very usefull too, like eraser.
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March 20, 2013 4:25:29 PM

be allowed access to the options tab in the properties file.
or recording error may be
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March 25, 2013 3:21:15 AM

Change the file names at that time. Check the file properties
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April 9, 2013 12:59:13 AM

try minitool drivewipe. very useful tool.
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