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Solved: How to find files exceeding 64-character length?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by marie500, Apr 21, 2005.

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  1. marie500

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    Is there a quick way to find files in a folder whose file names exceed 64-characters in length? I'm trying to burn a CD of a large (over 500MB) photo folder. The CD burning program appears to alert me of SOME long filenames when it starts up, and I tell it to "Change All." But it's not finding them all until it starts burning.

    During the burning it tells me certain file names exceed 64-characters and the path may not be found and do I want to proceed anyway. I can't go through the whole folder looking for the few long names because it's enormous, it would take hours.
    I don't know why it doesn't detect them all.

    I'm using Roxio EZ CD Creator Platinum 5 and Windows XP SP2
     
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    Got another off the wall idea. Use the builtin search function of the operating system but use the wildcards. In the filename to search for box put 63 question marks and then an asterisk

    ???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????*
     
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    Wow - that might have been off the wall, but it sure worked! I can see each of the too-long file names, all organized. I have an awful lot of them. In most cases it's the path names, because I put folders-within-folders-within-folders. I have a lot of re-naming work to do, but thankfully have a guide to go by.
    That was really neat, thank you!
     
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    As my old teachers use to say: K.I.S.S (Keep it simple stupid)
     
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