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Error while attempting to copy my Portable install

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Error while attempting to copy my Portable install

Is there anything I can do about this ?

John T. Haller
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Windows Path Length Limit

Windows has a limit on how long a path can be. C:\OneDirectory\AnotherDirectory\YourApp.exe is a path. Some apps have *really* long paths within them. LibreOffice and OpenOffice in particular. So, while they may work just fine from C:\PortableApps\LibreOffice, they may not be able to be copied to C:\SomeDirectory\AnotherDirectory\AThirdDirectory\PortableApps\LibreOffice. You can increase the path limit in Windows but some apps may not be able to work with these extended paths.

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