Create Folder fail

When I use the create folder activity, the prompt Create Folder: The specified path, file name, or both are too long. The fully qualified file name must be less than 260 characters, and the directory name must be less than 248 characters.

That’s the restriction by Microsoft for number of characters in file and folder name. Check if the complete path of your folder(including folder name) is exceeding 248 characters. It shouldn’t exceed 248 characters


to enable long file paths, you’ll need to edit the registry. Start by following these steps:

  1. Open the Start menu and type “regedit.” Launch the application.
  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem
  3. Right-click the value “LongPathsEnabled” and select Modify.
  4. Change “Value data” from 0 to 1.
  5. Click OK.

Now you’ll be able to use much, much longer file paths. The one caveat is this may cause some compatibility problems with older 32-bit applications. If you don’t use anymore 32-bit software or simply have a strong need for very long file paths, this tweak should help you.

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