I am getting the following error while trying to copy backed up data from my external hard drive to my desktop:
The source filename(s) are longer than is supported by the file system. Try moving to a location which has a shorter path name, or try renaming them to shorter name(s) before attempting this operation.
And it's really annoying, and now I can't do certain things cause I can't get those files. I like to keep my stuff organized - but it looks like Windows can't support long locations - which means I can't keep things as organized as I want. But this never used to be a problem. On my old computer, I was always copying these backed up files to and fro and it's only since I got this new PC (which is supposed to be like a billion times better) that I've encountered this error.
And renaming files/folders to just 1 letter until I've copied them is not the right solution. How can I fix this? And why am I having this problem on a higher-spec pc with the same version of windows when I NEVER had this problem on my lower-spec pc with the same version of windows?