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Windows can create and use path lengths of up to 259 characters (excluding the terminating NULL character)

Recuva aborts with a warning error for anything more than 257 characters when restoring (with folder structure) to the root of a drive,

and obviously aborts upon a shorter length if restoring to folder other than root.

 

W:\Drive_F_Long_Path_Bats>MakeLong

Script W:\Drive_F_Long_Path_Bats\MakeLong.bat revised 13/07/2013 09:56

13/07/2013 09:57 18 AA--12-A.INI

13/07/2013 09:57 18 BB--24---------ZKZ-B.INI

13/07/2013 09:57 18 CC--25---------YLY--C.INI

13/07/2013 09:57 18 DD--26---------XMX---D.INI

13/07/2013 09:57 18 EE--27---------WNW----E.INI

13/07/2013 09:57 18 FF--28---------VPV-----F.INI

13/07/2013 09:57 18 GG--29---------UQU------G.INI

13/07/2013 09:57 18 XX--12-X.INI

W:\##

└───XYZ

└───(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1

└───2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2

└───3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3

└───4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)

└───#-5-#

AA--12-A.INI

BB--24---------ZKZ-B.INI

CC--25---------YLY--C.INI

DD--26---------XMX---D.INI

EE--27---------WNW----E.INI

FF--28---------VPV-----F.INI

GG--29---------UQU------G.INI

XX--12-X.INI

 

Script W:\Drive_F_Long_Path_Bats\Header.Bat revised 12/07/2013 21:58

Delete contents of "\##\XYZ\*" ? D(elete) / N(o) :- n


....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'..S.;....'...M :- S(ort)=248 M(ax)=259
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\BB--24---------ZKZ-B.INI
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\CC--25---------YLY--C.INI
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\DD--26---------XMX---D.INI
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\EE--27---------WNW----E.INI
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\FF--28---------VPV-----F.INI
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\GG--29---------UQU------G.INI
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\XX--12-X.INI
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\AA--12-A.INI

Script W:\Drive_F_Long_Path_Bats\Header.Bat revised 12/07/2013 21:58
....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'.S..;....'...M :- S(ort)=247 M(ax)=259
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\GG--29---------UQU------G.INI
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\FF--28---------VPV-----F.INI
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\EE--27---------WNW----E.INI
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\DD--26---------XMX---D.INI
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\CC--25---------YLY--C.INI
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\BB--24---------ZKZ-B.INI
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\XX--12-X.INI
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\AA--12-A.INI


Delete contents of "\##\XYZ\*" ? D(elete) / N(o) :- n
"n" Retaining "\##\XYZ\*"

 

W:\Drive_F_Long_Path_Bats>

==================================================================================================

 

RECUVA TEST ON "Not Deleted" FILES :-

 

Launched Recuva v1.47.498 (64bit) with "Wizard" bypassed.

Options / Actions :- Ticked the boxes

Scan for non-deleted ...

Restore folderstructure

all other action boxes unticked.

Selected drive W:\ and clicked Scan

Clicked on the "Path" header and all 8 of the ##\XYZ\* folders appeared near the top of the list

I right clicked one of them and selected "Highlight Folder" and chose "W:\##\XYZ

I right clicked the group and chose "Check Highlighted"

 

I clicked "Recover" and chose E: and clicked OK and was told "Maximum path length exceeded"

 

SOLUTION :-

 

==================================================================================================

 

I launch SysExporter v1.62 and chose Title "Piriform Recover" Type "ListView"

(If it does not appear you may need to tick "ListView" at the top of the list within Menu "Filter")

This displayed what I could see in the Recuva window.

Chose Menu "Items", Chose Columns", moved "Filename" below "Path", and unticked all other boxes, and clicked OK.

Chose Menu "Items", chose "Copy selected items (Tab delimitted)%

 

Launched Notepad and used Ctrl-V to paste the result which was

Path	Filename	
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\	AA--12-A.INI	
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\	BB--24---------ZKZ-B.INI	
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\	CC--25---------YLY--C.INI	
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\	DD--26---------XMX---D.INI	
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\	EE--27---------WNW----E.INI	
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\	FF--28---------VPV-----F.INI	
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\	GG--29---------UQU------G.INI	
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\	XX--12-X.INI	
and saved this as "W:\Long-Paths\Report.txt"
The FIlenames are preceeded by an ugly TAB that are dealt with by Header.Bat.

Launched "W:\Long-Paths\Header.Bat" which produced Report.LST :-
....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'....;....'.S..;....'...M :- S(ort)=247 M(ax)=259
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\GG--29---------UQU------G.INI
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\FF--28---------VPV-----F.INI
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\EE--27---------WNW----E.INI
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\DD--26---------XMX---D.INI
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\CC--25---------YLY--C.INI
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\BB--24---------ZKZ-B.INI
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\XX--12-X.INI
W:\##\XYZ\(1[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]1\2[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]2\3[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]3\4[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]4)\#-5-#\AA--12-A.INI
PathFilename

==================================================================================================

 

File GG*.INI has a total path length of 259 characters

I selected that file which removed highlights from the other files,

and I unticked that file and tried again and was told "Maximum path length exceeded"

I unticked FF*.ini and tried again and totally recovered 6 files

 

I closed Recuva and SysExporter

 

One instance of Windows Explorer shows all 8 files on drive W:\

and another instance shows only 6 files on E:\

I selected FF*.ini and GG*.ini and drag-drop copied to the some folder which Recuva aborted on.

 

HashMyFiles (from Nirsoft) confirms that the files on W:\* have the same hash values as E:\*

I renamed E:\##\* as E:\#0\*

I deleted E:\##\*

 

RECUVA TEST ON "Excellent" (i.e. DELETED) FILES :-

 

Selected drive W:\ and clicked Scan

Clicked on the "Path" header and all 8 of the ##\XYZ\* folders appeared near the top of the list

I right clicked one of them and selected "Highlight Folder" and chose "W:\##\XYZ

I right clicked the group and chose "Check Highlighted"

 

I clicked "Recover" and chose E: and clicked OK and was told "Maximum path length exceeded"

Unticked GG* and clicked Recover and again "Maximum path length exceeded"

Unticked FF* and clicked Recover and totally recovered 6 files.

 

Recuva Options / Actions and unchecked "Restore folder structure" and clicked OK

Ticked FF* and FF* and clicked Recover and chose E:\##\XYZ\ as the destination

and clicked OK and both files were recovered.

Used Windows Explorer to drag-drop Move GG*.ini and FF*.ini from E:\##\XYZ\ to E:\##\XYZ\ ... \#-5-#\

 

HashMyFiles confirms that Recuva perfectly recovered from W:\ to E:##

the deleted files which were preserved in long path that was renamed to become E:\#0.

 

The only problem is that regardless of whether Recuva is dealing with a "Not Deleted" or "Excellent" file,

it is unable to restore with a destination path and name that exceeds 257 characters,

which is two short of the 259 limit for windows Explorer.

 

Just for fun I selected BB*. CC*, and DD for recovery, creating a new destination E:\#0\

got the expected "Maximum path length exceeded"

Unchecked DD* and successfully recovered BB* and CC*.

Although recovery to the destination E:\#1\ has a path that 3 charaxters longer than E:\,

only two of those characters appear to count - the end result is a destination length of 258 characters.

 

The Test files AA*.ini through to GG*.ini were created by

MakeLong.bat

@ECHO OFF & setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion
ECHO Script %~f0 revised %~t0

SET "Parent=\##"
SET "BASE=%Parent%\XYZ"
SET "Segment=[---------------------FIFTY----------------------]"
SET "MY-PATH=%Base%\(1%Segment%1\2%Segment%2\3%Segment%3\4%Segment%4)\#-5-#"

IF NOT EXIST "%MY-PATH%\" MD "%MY-PATH%"
ECHO A %TIME% A > "%MY-PATH%\AA--12-A.INI"
ECHO X %TIME% X > "%MY-PATH%\XX--12-X.INI"
ECHO B %TIME% B > "%MY-PATH%\BB--24---------ZKZ-B.INI"
ECHO C %TIME% C > "%MY-PATH%\CC--25---------YLY--C.INI"
ECHO D %TIME% D > "%MY-PATH%\DD--26---------XMX---D.INI"
ECHO E %TIME% E > "%MY-PATH%\EE--27---------WNW----E.INI"
ECHO F %TIME% F > "%MY-PATH%\FF--28---------VPV-----F.INI"
SET			 "BIG-NAME=GG--29---------UQU------G.INI"
SET			 "LONG-NAME=HH--30---------TRT-------H.INI"
ECHO G %TIME% G > "%MY-PATH%\%BIG-NAME%"
ECHO H %TIME% H > "%MY-PATH%\%LONG-NAME%" > NUL
IF NOT EXIST "%MY-PATH%\%BIG-NAME%" ECHO ERROR "%BIG-NAME%" IS TOO LONG
IF EXIST "%MY-PATH%\%LONG-NAME%" ECHO ERROR "%LONG-NAME%" IS TOO SHORT

DIR "%MY-PATH%"\*.INI | FIND "."
TREE %PARENT% /F | FIND /V /I "VOLUME"
DIR %PARENT%\*.INI /S /B > REPORT.TXT

CALL HEADER 248
TYPE REPORT.LST
ECHO(
CALL HEADER
TYPE REPORT.LST
ECHO(

SET ANS=N & SET /P ANS="Delete contents of "%Base%\*" ? D(elete) / N(o) :- "
IF /I "!ANS!" EQU "D" (RD /S /Q %BASE%) ELSE (ECHO "!ANS!" Retaining "%BASE%\*")

The above script creates the file REPORT.TXT and calls another script HEADER.BAT which produces REPORT.LST

HEADER.BAT is in the same folder (I am usingW:\Drive_F_Long_Path_Bats\) as Makelong.Bat.

 

Header.bat will take a file REPORT.TXT and remove extraneous TAB characters introduced by SysExporter,

and then sort the list by any chosen value (such as 248 above), or by its default setting of 247

and everything that is shorter than the chosen length will appear after everything that reaches or exceeds the chosen length

and then place a header which calibrates the length.

This focusses attention upon the actual paths that are close to the maxium length allowed by Windows of 259 characters

 

HEADER.BAT is :-

@ECHO OFF & setlocal EnableDelayedExpansion
ECHO Script %~f0 revised %~t0
SET /A SORT=247
SET /A MAX=259
IF "%1"=="" CALL :S %SORT% & GOTO :EOF

:S
SET "STR=" & FOR /L %%N IN (0,10,%MAX%) DO SET "STR=!STR!....'....;"
SET /A NH=%1-1
SET /A NG=%MAX%-1
SET "STR=!STR:~0,%NH%!S!STR:~%1,%MAX%!"
ECHO !STR:~0,%NG%!M :- S(ort)=%1 M(ax)=%MAX% > REPORT.LST
MORE /T0 REPORT.TXT | sort /R /+%1 >> REPORT.LST

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I had nearly the same issue.
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Try it and write if it helps.

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It has all the characteristics of spam, old thread, found software, location not matching IP address.

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