How to Extract from RAR File Name Too Long Error

Everybody knows that WinRAR is the popular and most used tool to extract all RAR files. But, can it handle RAR files with long names? The answer is definitely a no. Even if the RAR file directory has a long name, it won’t handle and gives an error. For example, a directory ‘C:\Users\JohnDoe\Documents\Important.rar’ will count as 40 characters more precisely than just the file name with 13 characters. WinRAR will throw an error if the entire directory structure exceeds 260 characters. This can occur if you have too many folders and files in it with long names.

Let’s figure out how to extract from RAR file name too long error in a few moments. You have to do the process manually as there is no automated way to do this. But thank god, a software called Remo Repair RAR is there to help fix this issue.

Procedure to Extract RAR files with Long Filenames

Open your RAR file using preferably WinRAR. You can do it easily by double clicking the file. Use Extract to option and choose the location and click ‘OK’. Try to change the file name by right clicking and use ‘Rename’ option. Do this for all your folders, subfolders and file name. As it is a tedious process for all those files, try to type a shorter name for each file and finally extract.

If the problem still persists, then you need to repair the file using this tool Remo Repair RAR. This is an easy to use software where you only need to choose the RAR file which gives out an error and click on repair. It’s simple as that. So, the next time you try to extract the repaired RAR file, every folder along with subfolders and files extract with no errors.

Remo Repair RAR – Benefits

  • The tool is user-friendly and requires only a few clicks to repair the RAR file.
  • It uses algorithms which find out what is causing the error and fixes accordingly.
  • Ability to handle larger files with multiple subfolders and files.
  • Works on all Windows Operating Systems such as Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.
  • Works with RAR files created using various versions of WinRAR applications.

Tips to Avoid Long File Name Error

  • Don’t try to create too many subfolders with longer names. Creating many folders in a single directory can be advised.
  • Many people prefer taking backups in RAR file, so make sure it is not having many subfolders and files with long names.
  • Always check a downloaded file whether it is having a long file name or not. Many websites use long file names for the files stored on their servers.
  • Try to identify the directory character count before compressing the RAR file. This may eliminate this error from happening.

Even if you have mistakenly compressed the folders having multiple subfolders, you just don’t need to worry. Because you have now discovered a tool which helps you get rid of this problem in minutes.