Fix Source Filename are larger than is supported By the file system – Source path too long

Fix Source Filename are larger than is supported By the file system – Source path too long

This is a weird situation which only comes in windows 10 with error source path too long just shorten the file location to less than 255 characters. In windows 10 if you are copying a file from one location to another location whether it may you are moving or copying to your external hard drive or pen drive or in windows 10 computer you will be get this error prompting when copying source filename are larger than is supported by the file system and there are couple of simple steps to fix by making few changes in windows 10 computer, lets see them in detail how to fix this source filename are larger than is supported by the file system error in detail.

Source filename are larger than is supported by the file system:

The only fix for this source path too long  error is, you need to change source file name or file path to shorter name or decrease the file name size it should be less than 255 characters.

Step 1: Open notepad and copy paste the entire location by clicking on top nav bar location.

Step 2: Change the folder name to shorter name

Note: Go to previous directory and change directory name to shorter (as you wish).

Step 3: Once you are done by changing folder name to shorter one like single character (S), now go ahead and right click on the same folder.

Step 4: Once you right click, you will be able to see all option now to rename etc and copy.

Now go ahead and  copy file to another location, now you will not see any error like source filename are larger than is supported by the file system error, coz you have decreased the source file name to shorter which is less than 255 characters.

How much file size is allowed users to use file name with file location?

It will not allow more than 255 characters, so make sure you are naming less than 255 characters.

What happens if file name or file path exceeds 255 characters?

It will not be usable or Microsoft will not attempt to copy very large file name and will hide option like rename and etc and even you cant copy and rename options will be disabled.

Why you are getting Source filename are larger than is supported by the file system?

This issue of can be seen more with large movie file names or videos or any files downloaded from external websites like video tutorials, movie downloaded websites etc and windows 10 suggests to check the source file names are larger than is supported by the file system and try moving to location which has a shorter path name or try renaming to shorter name before attempting this operation and you will not see any option of to rename or delete to make it shorter.

Less option seeing when right clicking on file?

This is due to the file name location or folder locationg is longer than expected which is more than 255 charcters, make your file location to shorter which is less than 255 characters will fix this issue of source path too long.

How to fix Source filename are larger than is supported by the file system?

Change the folder name or file path to shorter one to fix this error to less than 255 characters.

How many characters does Microsoft windows 10 OS  supports?

Less than 255 characters.

Right clicking on file now showing option to copy or rename?

If file name location is longer than 255 character by default windows 10 will hide options. Microsoft or windows 10 will not support more than 255 characters.