The total length of a Windows pathname+filename is limited to 256 characters and Windows will not let you create anything longer than that. This is not an issue people run into often with simple files, but when unzipping files with long descriptive folder names, you can easily hit it. One of the situations where you can hit this limit is when you try to unzip, (extract) the electronic copies of some of our books. For instance, you may see the error like the one below:
1 Interrupted Action
An unexpected error is keeping you from copying the file. The you continue to receive this error, you can use the error code to search for help with this problem.
Error 0x80010135: Path too long
If you see this error there are several solutions:
1) Instead of right clicking on the file to extract it, left click on the file to enter the zip directly. Then look for long folder names and make them shorter. Then close the zip file and extract it again.
2) Extract the files to a shorter path, (for instance, you can extract the files to a USB drive) and then edit the folder names down for length so that they will fit several layers deep in your Documents folder.