Certain versions of windows have file length limits that are enforced with 
Explorer.  If you are unzipping - you might try creating a folder at the C-root 
and see if that gives you enough characters.

There is a post on the listserv (can't find it right now) about some advice for 
dealing with this issue after unzipping.


From: archivesspace_users_group-boun...@lyralists.lyrasis.org 
[mailto:archivesspace_users_group-boun...@lyralists.lyrasis.org] On Behalf Of 
Bowman, George
Sent: Monday, September 19, 2016 10:15 AM
To: 'archivesspace_users_group@lyralists.lyrasis.org' 
Subject: [Archivesspace_Users_Group] paths too long to unzip?

I'm trying to unzip the ArchivesSpace 1.51, and I get errors on two .yml files 
in the zip-file.

The only option I have is to skip them and move on.  I'd like to go back to the 
zip and find them and copy them out individually, but I can't seem to search 
the zip - there is some windows trick that is eluding me.

The two files having really long path names (path + filename) are



Has anybody else gotten around this problem?  Or does anybody know where in the 
filestructure they live, so I can get them out of the zip-file?  Do the names 
really have to be this long?


n  George Bowman

n  Library and Archives Systems Support Branch

n  Collections Systems Division, OCIO

n  Smithsonian Institution

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