Home Forums Tech Helproom Some of my File Names are too long. Tech Helproom | Windows Help | Apple Help | Digital Home & Smartphones Help | Consumer Rights Advice | Games | Speakers Corner | Beta Testing Forum Rules | Contact Forum Editor | Report a Post Some of my File Names are too long. wee eddie 14:30 28 Nov 2016 Locked Some of my File Names are too long, according to my Backup Software, or so it says. I did not know that this was a problem within a 64bit System (Windows 10) Is there any way that I can select those files, whose name is excessively lengthy, so that I might shorten them? bremner 16:30 28 Nov 2016 Are you backing up onto a device formatted in FAT Forum Editor 17:21 28 Nov 2016 There used to be a 260 character path limit in Windows, but Microsoft addressed this in build 14352 of Windows 10, which is part of the Anniversary Update. Try this: Press the Windows and R key together and then type: gpedit.msc Press Enter Go to Local Computer Policy/Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Filesystem/NTFS. Double click and Enable 'NTFS long paths'. Now restart your computer. wee eddie 18:55 28 Nov 2016 It happens when Backing up onto the NAS Drive. Which is a WD MyCloud EX2 Bris 20:20 28 Nov 2016 Your NAS OS is Linux so I guess that's where the problem lies, but that doesn't answer your question of how to identify the files with long file names - sorry. wee eddie 16:46 17 Dec 2016 It's not a problem on the PC. It arises when running NTI Shadow's Regular Backups to the NAS Drive. It doesn't happen with NTI Shadow's Weekly Backup to an External USB Drive. So you may be right Bris. So! I am still looking for a way of identifying those File Names that are too long. This may be caused by a combination of Folders within folders, etcetera Bris 10:46 18 Dec 2016 Found this. No idea if its any good but at least its freeware and doesn't have to be installed. wee eddie 14:45 18 Dec 2016 Sounds good. I shall give it a go, but not until after the New Year. I'll report back This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.