File renaming utility for LONG Filenames

Started Feb 14, 2005 | Discussions thread
SteveB
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Re: I did a few tests
In reply to Georgi, Feb 18, 2005

FWIW I tested Nero 6 when it first came out and it could only backup path+filenames of 104 characters to CD with all the Joliet options ticked , though I believe that may have changed now. I never tried DVD.

A fix was to put all the long files in a zip and back that up.

Georgi wrote:

I just did a few tests.

I made a few filenames in word and I counted them with word count
including the spaces.

I made a 100, a 150, 200, 250 and 255 character file.

I made five new files in the Root directory and gave them the
different filenames.

All worked fine up to 255. I then tried to copy them into the
different directories.

The longest wouldn't make it (Windows wouldn't let me, it was too
long) so I kept copying files until it told me I couldn't.

From what I could see when copying, it IS the total path (255)

So, now to find something that will change them all. Going to try
to download some of these renaming proggies.

Thanks again guys and if you have other ideas, software or
solutions, please let me know.

George

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