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Android Build a Simple Android App (2014) Getting Started with Android Setting Up an Android Development Environment for Windows

Every time I try to do the extract of the Android Studio I get: Error 0x80010135: Path too Long. HELP!!

I have downloaded & followed the exact procedure & location to extract in the Download folder. But I get the error message everytime so can't complete the task. Please Help so I can go forward with the lesson. Thanks,

Hi Valerie, I suggest you try renaming the .zip file before extracting it and see if that helps solve the problem.

2 Answers

Harry James
Harry James
14,780 Points

Hello, I also had this issue but instead with the Android SDK.

It simply means that you've reached the limit at how long a file path can be. For example: C:\file\file\file\file\file\file\file\file\file\file\file\file\file\file\file etc... Or C:\thissss isssssss a reallyyyyyyyyyy loooooooooooong fileeeeeeeeeeeeeeee\

And then it would get so long that Windows would prevent it from being created.

The total file path length in Windows cannot exceed 260 characters however, this can be as low as 248 characters in some cases.

I recommend you move it somewhere with a smaller file path and/or shorten the name of the file you are trying to extract. Example paths include

C:\Users\username\Documents or C:\Users\username\Downloads. Don't put it in any folders after that. Also, if you have a long username, you might bump into this issue. Worst case scenario, you could always try extracting it directly at root level *C:*.

Let me know how it goes!

Thank you so much your a lifesaver, I spend hours literally trying to re-download and re-extract the android studio bundle file to fix this error. Extracting the file directly into the root of my C drive did the trick for me now; I can finally get some rest.

Harry James
Harry James
14,780 Points

Woohoo! Glad to hear I could fix it for you!

Happy coding :)