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file length while copying to flash drive

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  1. rainforest123

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    Vista Home Premium SP1, 32 bit

    I am trying to copy C:\users\abcde\favorite\favs_from_dell_22_july_2012\_dated_items\_w7_class_nov_2011\session_4_computer_maintenance_non_malware\session_4_computer_maintenance_data_backup_02_dec_2011_w7


    to F:\abcde\favorites\favs_from_Dell_22_july_2012\_dated_items\_w7_class_nov_2011\session_4_computer_maintenance_non_malware\session_4_computer_maintenance_data_backup_02_dec_2011_w7



    But during the copying process, Windows informs me that the file name is too long.
    when the favorite: create a system repair disk in Windows 7 - How-to Disk

    See attached .jpg

    I had 72 such conflicts. I manually created a list.

    Is there a file [ .log or .txt perhaps ] that has this data?

    I can manually reduce the file name length, but I'd prefer that WV would do that for me. Is that possible? If so, how?

    Thanks.

    RF123
     

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    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-GB/...le-name-extensions-frequently-asked-questions

    ideally you need to keep file names below 128 characters to avoid problems & maintain compatibility with older OS
     
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    dvk01:
    Thanks for the link. I had read that; apologies for not noting everything I had read. :)

    Is there a file [ .log or .txt perhaps ] that has this data? A list of the items with file names too log?

    I can manually reduce the file name length, but I'd prefer that WV would do that for me. Is that possible? If so, how?

    RF123
     
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    I don't offhand know of any logs that contain that. but you could try the windows error log
     
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    dvk01:
    Do you refer to the event viewer? I found no errors reported during the 24 hrs before and 8 hrs after I copied files to my flash drive in the event viewer.

    Perhaps the event viewer is not the correct place to look for the windows error log entries.

    RF123
     
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