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Windows 7: renaming files - file name too large? how to disable this?

26 Dec 2011   #1
yp89CCp

win 7 x64
 
 
renaming files - file name too large? how to disable this?

So I'm renaming some songs but when I do this I get this message:



But my filename is not that long! Here is how long I can make it before my keyboard does not enter characters. They just don't show up when I type.



Please tell me how to not see this message.

Thank you


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26 Dec 2011   #2
search53

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Chances are that the name you selected had invalid characters. Stay away from punctuation characters in the filename. Among the characters you cannot use are:

: \ ? / > < *

There probably are others, but I don't recall offhand what they are.

Names are allowed to be VERY long, so it's probably the "not valid" portion of the error that applies, not the "too long" portion.
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26 Dec 2011   #3
yp89CCp

win 7 x64
 
 

Yeah it had a & in there and I removed it and it still said it was too long. The title is like 24 ch long but Win7 is being retarded and not letting me rename the song.
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26 Dec 2011   #4
search53

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

The limit is much higher than 24 chars. I know for a fact that it can be over 128. Length is not your problem.
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26 Dec 2011   #5
yp89CCp

win 7 x64
 
 

so what do you think is going on?
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26 Dec 2011   #6
bbearren

7 Ultimate x64/7 Home Premium x64
 
 

How long is the pathname?
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26 Dec 2011   #7
search53

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Is this an external or an internal drive? An external drive MIGHT have more stringent rules when it comes to length of file name (including the full path name)
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26 Dec 2011   #8
yp89CCp

win 7 x64
 
 

its on my internal hd

ch string file name is 24 ch long
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26 Dec 2011   #9
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Right click on the filename while holding down the Shift key. Click "copy as path" in the context menu. Paste the path. Then we can see how long the path is. The path limit is 260 characters for Explorer.

This tool may come in handy:
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26 Dec 2011   #10
search53

Win 7 Pro x64
 
 

Have you tried renaming it to something incredibly simple, such as A.mp3
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