Long File Names

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#1 : 05/09-14 16:34
Posts: 2
I have a situation where an application on Windows 2012r2 creates file names that exceed the maximum length supported by Windows. It is not possible at this time to change how the application creates these files & I need access to some of these files from time to time. I have tried the usual tricks using "subst" to map a virtual drive at the root of the folder containing the files with no success.

If I attempt to load the file names into AdvancedRenamer it results in a file length error & will not add the files. Can AdvancedRenamer work with these long file names or does anyone have any suggestions? This would be an awesome feature to add (if not possible already)!

05/09-14 16:34
#2 : 12/09-14 23:00
Posts: 268
Reply to #1:

I guess, ARen just use the WindowsTM API,

Naming Files, Paths, and Namespaces
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows /desktop/aa365247%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

so you should start at the beginning and use tools not creating files
""exceeding the maximum length supported by Windows""

If you do, or have to, I think you also should learn how to handle that. (e.g. by a linux live system CD-Rom)


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12/09-14 23:00