Error message

Discussion in 'Tech Support' started by Manicminer, Apr 6, 2017.

  1. Manicminer

    Manicminer Guest

    Title Error message

    Launcher Type FTB Launcher

    Modpack many

    Modpack version many

    Have you modified the pack? No

    Link to log file

    Details of the issue For a while now, every now and again when trying to install a new mod pack, it gets so far then this pops up:

    Addon Install Error
    Curse encountered a problem during this operation.

    The specified path, file name, or both are too long. The fully qualified file name must
    be less than 260 characters and the directory name must be less than 248 characters.


    Please can anyone help me with some advice to fix this problem. I have updated Java, reinstalled the launcher and reinstalled minecraft. I am at a loss. Also explain what this means.
    Thanks to anyone who can offer any help.
  2. Quetzi

    Quetzi Jack of All Trades Team Member Director of IT FTB Mod Dev

    Whereabouts on your computer do you have it installed? i.e. C:\\Users\PlayerOne\Documents\FTB
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  3. Manicminer

    Manicminer Guest

    I'm sorry I'm a real Noob at this. I run it straight from the curse launcher. The Curse launcher is saved in my: (C:) Users/myname/AppData/Roaming/Microsoft/Windows/StartMenu/Programs 'file'.
  4. Manicminer

    Manicminer Guest

    Umm sorry about the smiley face It was supposed to be the prefix lol.
  5. Manicminer

    Manicminer Guest

    I have also found it in: This PC> Documents> Curse >Minecraft.
  6. grandrolf

    grandrolf Global moderator Team Member Global Moderator Trusted User

    Can you open the Curse launcher and open settings (the wheel), go to Minecraft (on the left side).

    What does it say for "MINECRAFT INSTALL LOCATION" ? (mark it all and do a copy and paste it here, or take a screen dump and share that)
  7. Manicminer

    Manicminer Guest

    C:\Users\susie\OneDrive\Documents\Curse\Minecraft\Instances\Project Ozone\resourcepacks\Real Nature v2.2 MC 1.7-1.8
    No idea why it says this i dont have project ozone installed as it didnt work.
  8. grandrolf

    grandrolf Global moderator Team Member Global Moderator Trusted User

    Yea that's your issue right there - that means that every pack is installed in the folder
    Try and shorten it down to c:\users\susie\onedrive\curse\minecraft
    (if you still want to use onedrive that is)
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  9. damien207

    damien207 Guest

    I am suggesting to try "Long Path Tool" program.
  10. grandrolf

    grandrolf Global moderator Team Member Global Moderator Trusted User

    1 - this is a 4 month old post

    2 - That software wouldn't solve this issue - as this issue is about installing and then running a softwarefrom a location where it would lead to longer names than 260 chars, not to copy or delete.

    3 - Even if the issue was to copy / delete files with long file name path - why not use the things that are already on the computer instead of a 3rd party software?
    (on the top of my head thinking robocopy and PowerShell - or just to create a mount point if the person wants to do it manually)

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