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"Path is Too Deep" error when copying files from PC to NAS

"Path is Too Deep" error when copying files from PC to NAS

I keep getting a "path is too deep" error when copying files and folders from my PC to a NAS device over the wireless network.

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Guest [Entry]

"This error simply means that the full directory / file name is to long.

This is quite a common problem I have seen with people who neatly label and organise files. If for example, you have a long file path of:

c:\users\name\documents\job\date\long_neat_filename.docx

and you have a backup path of

x:\myname\backups\machine1\13-12-2009\users\name\documents\job\long_neat_filename.docx

Or something similar, you get through the limit pretty fast.

On typical FAT (I think also NTFS) systems, I think the limit is 255 bytes, but not 100% sure on the exact length."