Error message

Specified path, filename, or both are too long

Error description

Windows limits the length of the file path and the file name to 256 characters.

This error may be most likely to occur when doing a restore with the original file path option selected.

Steps to resolve

The solution below is an example of how the file path can be shortened.

  1. Create a folder on any disk, with only one letter in its name. For example, C:\a, or D:\b.

  2. In OBRM, click View / Restore.

  3. Select files and folders to restore, and then click Recover selected.

  4. In the Recover to dialog, select New location, and select the folder you created earlier.

  5. Clear Include original path, and then click OK.