Upon trying to remove the node_modules directory created by
The source file name(s) are larger than is supported by the file
system. Try moving to a location which has a shorter path name, or try
renaming to shorter name(s) before attempting this operation
I also tried shift + delete and still having the same issue.
Since this the top google result, this is what worked for me:
Update, if you have npm v5, use npx:
npx rimraf ./**/node_modules
Otherwise install RimRaf:
npm install rimraf -g
And in the project folder delete the node_modules folder with:
If you want to recursively delete:
I’ve simply done that by using Winrar, this may seem a strange solution but working very well.
- right click on
Add to archive ...from the menu.
- Winrar dialog opens
- just check the option
delete files after archiving
- Don’t forget to delete the node_modules.rar after finished.
This also works with 7Zip
DELETE only by using DOS command without any installation:
Create an empty folder “test” on C or D drive and use following DOS command
robocopy /MIR c:\test D:\UserData\FolderToDelete > NUL
After completing above command, your folder will be empty, now you can delete the folder.
Don’t worry your test folder will always be empty, so you can delete it at any time.