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How can I delete ALL app data?

I am currently experiencing an issue with my backed up data. I have a NAS, and I have incidentally backed up my AppData folder off of my user account to the NAS. I was attempting to delete that ...
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How to delete a file with a path too long to be deleted [duplicate]

I was working with some computer vision source code I found and didn't realize that it creates a cache file that has a VERY LONG name and now I can't delete the 2 of them. I tried to rename it to a ...
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Can't `ls` Long File Name [duplicate]

Using CentOS 6.5, there's a file in my directory whose name is 161 characters. This directory is shared between the host VM (Windows) and Guest VM (Vagrant). I can't access it with ls: > ls ...
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error, couldn't create file .. File name too long

How can I increase the maximum length of a filename in linux? I'm trying to download a torrent file, and apparently because it's Cyrillic, the file name hit's the limit. error, couldn't create file ...
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How can I view the entire name of a file when browsing through files/folders in Word for Mac 2011, without having to open each file?

Probably a stupid question, but I just recently purchased a MacBook Pro, with which I use Office for Mac 2011. It's great, but when I am browsing for a file to open, I sometimes have difficulty ...
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On Windows 7, how do I find all my files whose filenames are too long

Dropbox tells me many of my files are not syncing because their name exceeds the max character length https://www.dropbox.com/help/145/en Max character length Windows only allows file and ...
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Windows Explorer now limits my folder names to 16 characters

I usually have long folder names in Windows Explorer, but recently I "fat fingered" some combination of keys and now Windows Explorer limits all my new folder names to 16 characters. What must I do in ...
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Filename too long - IMPOSSIBLE to delete/move/rename [duplicate]

I can`t delete a folder because it has LOTS of folders inside it. Believe me, it is really lots. ...
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DOSBox 8.3 filenames disagree with Windows 7

When I compare a dir in DOSBox 0.74 against a dir from Windows 7 command prompt, the 8.3 filenames differ. Long format (both drives and directories): 2012-07-30_abcdefg-abcde ...
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How to delete undeletable long-filename file from HD?

I have 2 files from internet saved pages that have an extremely long name in my external HD. I can't delete those. I tried schedule deletion on boot but it didn't work. Any idea?
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How do I rename an illegally long filename to be short enough to use normally?

I have a file with a very long filename (in excess of the 255 char limit) copied onto a FAT32 ubs stick from a power mac. How can I rename it to be less the 255 chars?
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Remove Adobe Flash Player .lic files on backup drive [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to delete a file in Windows with a too long filename? How can one delete these long named files from my backup drive? They are causing my Seagate backup to fail.
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Making Ubuntu Bootable ISO: Truncating long file names

I am building a Custom Ubuntu ISO. Everything is ready in custom-iso folder. Therefore I apply this script to build my ISO. #!/bin/bash isoname=$(date +"custom-ubuntu-%y-%m-%d-%H:%M.iso") mkisofs -J ...
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Specific issue with long pathnames in Windows 7

My job involves receiving and processing a lot of CDs containing photos and scanned documents from clients who are not very good with computers. I sometimes receive discs full of files with pathnames ...
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Did a version of Windows ever behave this way?

Inspired by today's DailyWTF article. The author claims that a file C:\Program.exe would be executed when clicking on a shortcut to, for example, C:\Program Files\Doom 2\doom2.exe -nomusic. ...
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Filenames too long and Windows can't open the files

There's a bunch of files on a network drive, on a fairly deep path and the directories on most of of have long names. I think that these were originally created when someone copied & pasted the ...
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extracting file with too long of a name

I have a rar archive that I downloaded, except some of the filenames are too long to be created by ubuntu. How can I extract all of the files? The default archive manager on ubuntu goes through most ...
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Automatically strip invalid characters from Windows filenames

I often paste titles of PDFs into their filenames so I can easily search for them. They often have invalid characters like newlines or :, and Windows pops up a stupid error and then reverts the ...
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How to prevent long file name error copying from an external drive?

I have an external hard drive with many files (800 GB). I want to copy the entire contents of the external hard drive to my local drive. get many errors about long file name or long file path. ...
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How to create long file names

I am trying to create file names that are longer than 260 charcters so that I can test some software. Does anyone know of a way to create a file name / folder combination that is greater than 260 ...
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Can't delete Linux folder in Windows / Dos - no 8.3 filename

Same problem as this question - Can't delete folder in Windows 7 - I have a folder I created in Ubuntu, and from Windows I cannot delete the folder. "Could not find this item: This is no longer ...
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How do I delete a folder which is nested quite deep and avoid “File name too long”?

Eclipse created a temp folder in one of the directories which is nested quite deep, e.g. dir1\dir1\dir1\dir1\... I am unable to delete this folder in Windows via Explorer, the del or rmdir ...
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how to tar files with long name/long path

When I tar files with long path name, the file name is converted to "637", and the file doesn't exists in the packing file. I try to use gtar, with no successful. Do I need specific version of ...