# Error. Specified path, filename, or both are too long

## 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 .

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

5. Clear Include original path, and then click .