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Delete many many many AppData folders ?

  1. #1


    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit

    Delete many many many AppData folders ?


    I have a huge mess .. and it is from a profile from a Windows 7 machine. It is on my backup partition and I want to delete it.

    This is just a sample of one of the folder paths ...

    F:\SsdBackup\Users\Kevin\LOCALS~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APP LIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPL IC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\APPLIC~1\Microsoft\Windows

    I cannot delete it cause Windows says the path is too long ..

    This describes the issue .. I am not sure if Windows 8 has the same problem. I cannot use the utility described in this thread as it will not run in Windows 8. But I will try compatibility mode ..

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  2. #2


    Posts : 29
    Windows 8.1 64 Bit


    I solved the issue only from formatting my drive (it was my backup drive) .. and just re-ran my backup script to refresh the files and made a new system image. It works, but it was a pain.
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Delete many many many AppData folders ?
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