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How to shorten filenames to < 256 chars?

Hi,

I'm using ITsfv:
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index....showtopic=51708

To get album art, but it dies on my library with the following msg:
Error caused by:
The specified path, file name, or both are too long. The fully qualified file name must be less than 260 characters, and the directory name must be less than 248 characters.

So I need to shorten filenames to < 256 chars?
Is there any easy way to do this with foobar? Any other tool?
Thanks

How to shorten filenames to < 256 chars?

Reply #1
goto http://www.ghisler.com/
download total commander (shareware fully functional with nag screen)
install it
goto the folder you want and select the files
select multi rename tool in the file menu
click on [n#-n° range tool and sepcify the number of character to cut
that's it

How to shorten filenames to < 256 chars?

Reply #2
http://www.1-4a.com/rename/

Freeware, maybe difficult to use at first but provides you with several ways to shorten filenames.

/Tom

How to shorten filenames to < 256 chars?

Reply #3
One way, if you don't want to actually have to rename the files, is to create a virtual drive.

E.g.:  open a command line shell and type:

Code: [Select]
SUBST X: "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\My Pictures"

You now have an X: drive, that is a symbolic link to "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\My Pictures", so "X:\Sample.jpg" actually refers to "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\My Pictures\Sample.jpg"  You can use the drive in Windows Explorer et all, not just on the command line (but weirdly there seems no way to do this in Windows).
I'm on a horse.


How to shorten filenames to < 256 chars?

Reply #5
urlwolf, won't renaming paths create non-referenced tracks in your iTunes library?

 
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