Are you facing “Total path and file name length must not exceed 260 characters” Error while unzipping ?


Howdy Friends!

Well I once myself came across this confusing issue once, while extracting a ‘ZIP’ file in my laptop. on extraction it said 

“Total path and file name length must not exceed 260 characters”.

Just FYI its basically a very interesting error that needs a layman explanation I would like you to know.

Basically a ZIP file is a compressed folder contents of which are suppressed as much as possible, keeping in mind the two Rules:

  • Space saving .
  • No data Loss while Unzipping it back to the normal.

So when we unzip a file, it primarily is stored somewhere in ‘Users’ folder ( let’s not go much in detail ), and then moves to the destination you have mentioned or a default destination of extraction. Softwares like Winrar (most commonly used) have set their location parameters not to exceed 260 characters in length. That means when the location distance exceeds more than the path specified, it shows error. Not to mention, zip file’s name-length also matters!

For example is shorter name than!

So, basically we can come over this error by using Window’s (XP/Vista/7/8) built in Zip software. Winzip in XP and Windows Explorer in further OS versions.

Simple Steps…

Step 1 (image below)

  • Select the ZIP file.
  • Go to Options Pane and select little arrow besideOPEN‘ option. Alternatively you can ‘Right Click’ and Select ‘Open with..’
  • And from the given choices select ‘Windows Explorer’.

Here are the screen shots I just took to elaborate it.

Image No one

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Step 2 (image below)

  • A new window opens just like any explorer window, showing the contents of the ZIP file, as a Folder.
  • Just Click>Drag the folder inside to location of your choice and Drop/Release.
  • Done!

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In this image, number 1 shows the explorer window, with folder name same as of the ZIP file if you notice. Number 2 is the Drag and number 3 is the extracted folder.

And Bingo! You are done!

I hope you Liked the Info. Any queries Please let me know!

This method might be a discreet one and may not help some people, but still is most accepted one!

Thanks For Reading


Ever came across a Downloader like this?


JDownloader Icon

Yeah well, this is the first post in this section, that actually is my favorite one.

I will be talking about those people who like their PCs and Laptops be on work all the time, even when they themselves actually are busy munching some potato chips or taking a nap. And if you like to suck every last bit of your Broadband’s Speed, then here is one more Download Software J Downlaoder. Yup I know a question that just hit your mind ‘Ah.. I know IDM is better at all costs’ , then I will double you on that unless you actually give this piece of code some try !

First things First, It’s Free! Yes It is Open Source.

JDownloader is a free, open-source download management tool with a huge community of developers, that makes downloading as easy and fast as it should be. Users can start, stop or pause downloads, set bandwith limitations, auto-extract archives and much more. It’s an easy-to-extend framework that can save hours of your valuable time every day!

Yes, guys it Auto extracts Archives. And the best thing is, you don’t have to manually set the passwords for extraction each time. It remembers all the Passwords you ever used to any file before!


Extraction Process


Password Selection

I used it, infact using it. It actually is Intelligent when it comes to selecting Links and categorizing them according to the FileHosting Service.

You can give it a good try. HERE

Thanks For Reading!

Listen to this music guys.


I have been a fan of trance right before I didn’t even knew it actually being a Music Genre. And I still remember the time, back in semester 3 of my Graduation,  fall year 2008. It was DJ Tiesto then. I used to listen his tracks while playing NFS MW on my XPS M1530.

Ah that time, i still remember those late night Drifts and pink slips!

Back to topic now (I still love drifting you know).

I have been listening to this one series of trance music for a long time by now. It’s called A State Of Trance (ASOT) which just completed 592 episodes and 593rd was a best of 2012 trance tracks. Hosted by globally renouned Dj Armin Van Buuren, special and interesting thing about this series is that, each Thursday It plays LIVE World Wide !!!

While you read you can Listen to this track from Episode 550 

For more details you can go to and get to know the weekly schedule of next episode countrywise, details of past episodes and much more.
You can also get in tune with the podcasts and facebook.

Here is the list of Radio Stations that will ease your access.
Worldwide: Digitally Imported – Trance Channel
Andorra: Flaix FM – 93.8FM
Australia: Kiss FM 87.6FM (Melbourne), KIK FM 91.5 & 88FM (Darwin & Palmerston), Radio Metro 105.7FM (Gold Coast)
Belgium: TOPradio (check site for freq.)
Bulgaria: Alpha Radio
Brazil: Jovem Pan FM (many frequencies, all major cities), Energia 97,7 FM (São Paulo)
Canada: XM Radio Channel 82, Z103.5 (Toronto)
Cyprus: MixFM 102.3 FM
Czech Republic: High quality stream 256 kbit OGG
Dubai: 105.4 Radio Spice (nationwide)
Egypt: Nile FM 104.2FM Cairo – Every Friday at 10 PM
Estonia: DFM 90.2FM Tallinn – Every Friday at 9 PM
France: Flaix FM 92.9 FM (Perpinyà)
Germany: Sunshine live (check website for freq. or for livestream)
Hungary: RiseFM 98.9 (also available as online radio)
India: Radio Indigo,(Goa/Bangalore); Radio Chennai Live 104.8FM (Chennai/Madras)
Italy: m2o (nationwide)
Lebanon: Mix FM 104.4FM (Beirut, Mount Lebanon, the North, Saida)
Jordan: Beat FM 102.5
Lithuania: Zip FM.
Luxembourg: WAKY 107FM (105.6 and 105.2 on Cable, nationwide)
Malta: 89.7 Bay – (English – Maltese)
Mexico: BEAT – 100.9FM
Middle East: WorldSpace Satellite Radio Channel 202
Netherlands: Radio 538 – 102FM (nationwide)
New Zealand: Pulzar Fm – 105.7 (Christchurch only)
Pakistan: RadioONE FM 91
Philippines: BigFish Radio (via Magic 89.9 & KillerBee stations nationwide)
Poland: Radio Eska (nationwide)
Portugal: Antena 3 Dance
Romania: VIBE FM (Romania) 92.1FM (Bucharest)
Serbia: TOP FM 106,8FM (Belgrade)
Spain: Flaix FM – all FM 105.7 (Barcelona), 99.6 (Girona), 104.1 (LLeida), 102.1 (Tarragona), 102.9 (Ebre), 105.9 (Vic), 105.9 (Manresa), 100.6 (Mallorca), 106.6 (Puigcerdà), 96.3 (Castelló)
Russia: Radio Record 106.3FM, NRJ – 104.2FM in Moscow
Singapore: Radio 91.3 91.3FM
Sri Lanka: Yes FM 89.5FM
Sweden: FUN RADIO 95.3 Malmö (southwest Scania)
Switzerland: One FM 107.0FM (Geneva), 107.2FM (Lausanne) (French side of Switzerland)
Syria: Mix FM Syria 105.7FM
Turkey: FG 93.7FM, power fm
Ukraine: Kiss FM, check the website
United Arab Emirates: 105.4 Radio Spice
United Kingdom: Kiss Network – Kiss 100, Kiss 101, Kiss 105-108 (also broadcast nationwide on DAB, Freeview, Sky & Virgin Media) and 102.5 The Bridge in The Black Country
United States: SiriusXM Satellite Radio Channel 52 – Electric Area

( Sorry I am not giving links to all stations, figure that out on Google)

You can also purchase the recorded versions. File quality ranges from 192 kbit/s to 320 kbit/s (source file), however, 192 kbit/s is the most common due to the wide (and free) availability of 192 kbit/s source streams as well as the relatively small file size (~180 mb per episode).

Its a long way ASOT has come since first aired in around september 2001…yes 2001 it is ! You can get the full episode info here. Next episode #594 is on AIR right now when I am listening and publishing this Post.

Awesome it is !

And AVB has a pretty awesome surprise for people from India. Episode 600 will be live from Mumbai, INDIA on Saturday March 16th 2013.

You can Book your tickets right from here 

(So, if you like listening to trance music that speaks a lot about you as I Go-ogled a query people who listen to trance and came across many awesome replies. You can find it too)