extremely long file name


M

melissa

hi

i have a word document that i haven't been able to open since the day i
saved it back in early june. it has a really long name... you can't even see
the end of it.

I have been trying to rename it... but nothing works .. usually you can
right click on the file and go to properties... but in this case .. there is
nothing there...

any help would be GREATLY appreciated! thanks!!
 
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Mark L. Ferguson

start, run, type:
CMD

from that prompt, change directory to the location of the file (you can see
the path in the file Properties.)

cd <path>

then do a wildcard rename

ren filename*.* x.*

using the first few characters instead of 'filename'

for example:

ren wordfile*.* x.*
would rename wordfile_somethinglong.doc to x.doc
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JakeSpleen

Slightly less complicated and should work.

Right click on my computer > map network drive > choose a letter

The path will be the file location - so the mapped letter will take the
place of the folder paths. Hopefully this will bring the entire file name +
path down to less then 255 charecters and you will be able to rename it
 

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