I can't open or extract files from a folder I've downloaded
When trying to open the zip file of a folder that you've downloaded, Windows displays an error that it can't open the folder.
The cause of this issue is the length of the opened folder's path name being larger than what Windows supports. Some workarounds include:
- If you only need the contents of a specific sub-folder, only download that folder from your digital workplace. If you need multiple sub-folders, download each separately.
- Try opening the downloaded zip file at a location closer to the root of the current drive.
To minimize the likelihood of this occurring, try to use concise names for your folders and files.