November 28, 2012

Windows cannot complete the extraction. The destination path is too long. rename the compressed (zipped) folder and try again.




Error: 
Windows cannot complete the extraction. The destination path is too long. rename the compressed (zipped) folder and try again.

Symptom:

When in Outlook, you receive some zip attachments. If you double click on a zip file (attachment) by right clicking and selecting open, you might get an error message that says "Windows cannot complete the extraction. The destination path is too long. Rename the compressed (zipped) folder and try again."

Cause: 

In some cases, the error message is correct in describing the problem. If your file path is long and the file name is long then yes this error is valid. But there can also be another reason this happens when opening (in particular zipped PDF's). It happens when you have enabled the "Remove Run menu from Start Menu" Group Policy setting on the computer.


Work around:
1) Drag the file to a new location.
2) Double-click on the file, and then select Save. Then, save to the desktop and rename the file.




Microsoft has a hotfix:





 

4 comments:

  1. I suggest that you try using the Long Path Tool. It will help you with your problem. I have encountered this one but through the long path tool, I was able to manage it well. Try it.

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  2. Try using Long Path tool program. This is very useful.

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  3. I had this problem for a long time.
    My friend recommended me LongPathTool for fixing this.
    I am skeptic with this king of tool but I was wrong.
    This tool can do anything.

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  4. Try Long Path Tool as it can remove any problems that you might have.

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