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Due to a very strange issue with Eclipse ive ended up with a folder in a folder that seems to goes on forever. So on my C drive I have

C:\foldername\foldername\foldername\foldername\foldername etc.

When I try and delete (or shift delete) the folder I get the message: 'The source file name(s) are larger than is supported by the file system. Try moving to a location which has a shorter path name, or try renaming to shorter name(s) before attempting this operation.'

How can I get rid of it?

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may be this helps: loudtips.in/… –  Kola May 1 '13 at 8:58
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That's a pretty good comment @legendinmaking , maybe you should add it as an Answer and get some rep ;) –  Andrew Lott May 1 '13 at 12:59

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I found this solution depicting exactly your problem :

There is this simple program called Deep-remove which is developed in c#.NET 4.0. http://loudtips.in/delete-folder-in-folder-infinite-deep-structure-windows-7/

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Filesystem should not allow to create files longer than allowed. There may be some limitations in ntfs Windows support, so boot any live Ubuntu from usb/cd/dvd and try to delete this way (using only ntfs filesystem mounted in different OS).

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