How to Fix Error 0x80010135 “Path too long” in Windows 11

12 October 2022

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A is a group of characters used to identify the location of a file or .

by default can only use “paths” with a maximum length of 260 characters (including full names and filenames).

This limitation will prevent you from accessing files with paths longer than 260 characters. For example, if you want to extract a zip file that contains many folders within a or many files use long names, you will get “Error 0x80010135 too long”.

Path to long

The probable causes for the error are:

You can fix the Path too long error by enabling or Win32 Long Paths in Windows. You can activate it via:

Fixed “Path too long” error via Group Policy Editor

  1. Open “Local ”. You can open it by using the keyboard keys (), then typing ““. Click the “OK” button.
open gpedit
  1. Next, navigate to “Computer Configuration >> Administrative Templates >> System >> Filesystem”. In the right pane, double-click “Enable Win32 Long paths” to configure it.
gpedit long path
  1. Then select “Enabled” and click the OK button to save it.

Fix the “Path too long” error via Registry Editor

  1. Open “”. You can open it by using the keyboard keys (WIN + R), then typing ” “. Click the “OK” button.
  2. Next, navigate to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE >> SYSTEM >> CurrentControlSet >> Control >> FileSystem”.
  3. In the right pane, find the key with the name “LongPathsEnabled”. If the key doesn't exist yet, create it by right-clicking on an empty area and selecting “New >> DWORD (32-bit) Value”. Then name the key with the name “LongPathsEnabled“.
regedit Path to long
  1. Then right-click the key and select “Modify“. Next change “Value data:” to ” 1 “. Click the OK button to save.
  2. Restart the computer to see the results.

Fixed the “Path too long” error when extracting zip files

Archive files with the type of Zip, RAR, Unix Tar, and CAB are the most popular used by Windows users. An archive is a file that contains one or more data files. Because of their better storage and mobility, these file types, also known as compressed folders, are useful for transferring and distributing multiple files and saving space.

If you get the error message “Error 0x80010135 Path too long” while extracting it, one cause is the existence of a file with a name that is too long in the zip file so that the “path” character length exceeds 260 characters.

On , you can solve the problem by using a third-party like 7zip, WinZIP, or WinRAR to extract it.

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