Path too long

Last Published: April 25, 2020

Solution or Workaround


Starting ARC produces this message:

   Path too long  


Extra arc.exe or arc.bat files. Attempting to run the arc.exe before the batch files have had a chance to make the settings will cause this error.


Use the Windows File Manager to search for those arc.exe and arc.bat. There should be only one arc.exe in the c:\arcexe\programs directory, and two arc.bat files; one in the c:\arcexe\cmd directory and another in the c:\arcexe\cpllib directory.

Article ID:000001624

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