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Best Answer AugustaCalidia , 25 March 2021 - 01:49 PM

This is not a Vortex issue.  This is a warning from Windows that you have a path exceeding the Windows limit on the number of characters used in a path.  The solution is simple: shorten the path.  Google "pathtoolongexception" for more information.

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While installing mods I suddenly got an error of pathtoolongexception. I've never had this issue before and am at a loss on how to solve it does anyone have any sudgestions?

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This is not a Vortex issue.  This is a warning from Windows that you have a path exceeding the Windows limit on the number of characters used in a path.  The solution is simple: shorten the path.  Google "pathtoolongexception" for more information.



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This is why it is recommended to keep your Mod Staging Folder path short, like D:\Vortex Mods\

If you have your path incorrectly set to something like D:\Steam\steamapps\common\Vortex\mods\ 

Which you should NOT DO, you're going to run into trouble.



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Thanks. I moved my mod staging folder a ways down and now everything is going smooth as butter

Turns out that the long path function in the registry doesn't actualy allow programs to extend past 260 characters, only the file explorer. So it seems that was the only way to do it




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