Windows 10: Cannot get Long Filenames / directory names to work

  1.    10 Dec 2017 #1

    Cannot get Long Filenames / directory names to work


    Hi folks

    Anybody been able to get long file names / directory names to work

    Particularly annoying when downloading music. tagging and copying Music

    For example this downloaded from BBC R3 (classical music) -- LEGAL BTW !! works fine when I download on Linux server but Windows W10 Pro X-64 truncates target directory to ~ (the tilde sign) together with 8 seemingly random characters.

    Here's the source file name from BBC

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    With large TB disk sizes now it's about time windows fixed the max directory + file length to Bigger than 255 chars.


    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    10 Dec 2017 #2

    This might work.

    http://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.ho...haracters/amp/

    If not, map a network drive to a several layers of subdirectories

    eg z:\ is mapped to C:\folder1\folder2\folder3\ etc.
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  3.    10 Dec 2017 #3

    Hi there
    @cereberus

    Thanks for the info
    Unfortunately that doesn't work - and it's a pain if I have to re-arrange several TB of directories plus their backups.

    For example I have some Long directory structures currently :

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    I'm really surprised Ms hasn't addressed this issue -- this makes Windows Streaming music for me unuseable --note I quite like Windows for other things but this is a "Royal Pain in the you know where").

    Android devices have no problem with this type of structure.

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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