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Alternatively, try using 7zip to pack (and unpack) your path-length sensitive files. I've used it to transport several IDE installations (those Eclipse plugin paths, yikes!) and piles of autogenerated documentation and haven't had a single problem so far. Not really sure how it evades the 260 char limitation set by Windows (from a technical PoV), but hey, ...


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Thanks to "DrMoishe Pippik". He told me that the problem could be a memory limitation of the device i am using to compress the folder. This was exactly the problem. I compressed the file on another device and now it is compressed to 90MB. By the way, i am using the most current 7-Zip Version on both devices.


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Unzipping compressed files (including .zip files) does not require any writing to disk. All decompressed data is stored in RAM, and then copied to the destination. So if you unzip an archive from a flash drive, to an HDD, then there's no write activity on the flash drive. I should also point out, depending on the flash drives age/make/model, you shouldn't ...



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