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I have a directory which has a tree of directories inside. It's not the name of the dir that is long, it is the tree of dirs inside it that vista is complaining about.

I tried using-

rmdir /S [MyDirectory]

Didn't work. Any idea?

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user 8.3 format: instead of rmdir reallylongdirectory /s try rmdir really~1 /s /q

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Use "dir /x" to view these shorter names. –  Kevin Panko Sep 2 '09 at 16:56

Use ZtreeWin

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Rename dirs further up the path (to single characters if possible), thus reducing the overall length until Windows will accept it. It's worked for me in the past.

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