Long Name Not supported

Stormlifter

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My goodness, I'm having problems latly ;)

I copy a file over to a computer and it says "The destination does not support long names, please rename"

anyone know how to fix this?

I'm on Windows XP Pro.
 

skritch

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Originally posted by Stormlifter
My goodness, I'm having problems latly ;)

I copy a file over to a computer and it says "The destination does not support long names, please rename"

anyone know how to fix this?

I'm on Windows XP Pro.

Rename the file in the 8.3 format.
 

pointdexterish

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All files in a Windows environment have two parts, seperated by a "."

The first part, that preceeds the "." is a unique name (relevant to the 'file extension' that comes after the "."). Keeping this unqiue file name to 8 letters or less will cut down a chance of conflicts that older versions of windows have.

The second part that comes after the "." is a 3 letter 'file extension', such as 'txt', 'ext', 'bat' and so on.

By renaming your files to the '8.3' format, 8 letters before the "." and a 3 letter extension afterwards, you should be able to transfer files fine.
 
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