Can't get long file names to work, any ideas?

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  1. Posts : 1,809
    W7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), LM 19.2 MATE (64 bit), W10 Home 1703 (64 bit), W10 Pro 1703 (64 bit) VM

    Another option is to start at the highest directory/folder level and rename that folder with a single character (e.g. "a").
    Work your way down the folder levels and shrink the folder names, until you are sure that the path name is not too long.

    If the issue is the file names themselves, you could try doing a mass rename using a Live Linux CD/DVD/USB.
    Have a look a this link:
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  2. Posts : 41
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter

    thanks, i was thinking about those options as well.. doesn't seem like there's an easy fix for this, more of a manual approach- unless i can find some tool that supports the long path names..
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  3. Posts : 325
    Windows 10 Pro

    Try using a file copy program like TeraCopy. I use their free version. This is a quote from their website “TeraCopy can verify files after they have been copied to ensure that they are identical. This is done by comparing hashes of source and target files”. I love this feature about the program.


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