Windows: deleting files with very long names

So crazy that on Windows 10, a) you can still get this error message, and b) not be able to anything about it within Windows. Ignore all the false promises of [subst] or of┬ámoving the offending folders higher up the tree – with the Node sample application for example, either a) you still bang up against the error or b) it’s just too ridiculously manual to sort it out:

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Chocolatey and a person to the rescue, and ha what do you know – it was precisely the Node folders that got me:

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So go look here, and here, and you’ll be fine.

 

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