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SPSS - Error 1320. The specified path is too long.

This document walks you through fixing this error message

Error 1320 or 1317. "The specified path is too long" or "Cannot create directory."

    1) Click on your Start button, select Computer

    2) Choose the "Organize" drop-down located in the upper left-hand corner and select "Folder and Search Options"

    3) Choose the "View" tab, select the following options -> click OK:

    Select/Check "Show hidden files, folders and drives"

    De-select/Uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" -> Click OK

    4) Navigate to "C:\ProgramData"

    5) Locate the "Application Data" shortcut

    6) Click and drag the "Application Data" shortcut to another location. For example, your Desktop. Some user's have reported that this folder is locked and is not able to be moved. In this situation you can try to rename the folder instead (perhaps to "Application Data_"). This should allow you to proceed in the same way as moving it.

    7) Install SPSS.

    8) When the installation is complete, move the "Application Data" shortcut to its original location.

    9) Click on your Start button, select Computer

    10) Choose the "Organize" drop-down located in the upper left-hand corner and select "Folder and Search Options"

    11) Choose the "View" tab, select the following options -> click OK:

    De-select/Uncheck "Show hidden files, folders, and drives"

    Select/Check "Hide protected operating system files"-> Click OK.

    Close the Window




Keywords:error 1320, SPSS, path   Doc ID:22459
Owner:Kevin B.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2012-01-30 10:15 CSTUpdated:2016-02-01 13:32 CST
Sites:UW Green Bay
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