Need help with file-name that is too long


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gecko

I downloaded a file that has a file name that is very long - some 80+
characters long! Every time I highlight in WindowsExplorer, WE
crashes before I can do anything.

I want to just delete the file, but I can't seem to. Help?

Thanks

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Gerry

Have you tried deleting in Safe Mode?


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Hope this helps.

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gecko added these comments in the current discussion du jour ...
I downloaded a file that has a file name that is very long -
some 80+ characters long! Every time I highlight in
WindowsExplorer, WE crashes before I can do anything.

I want to just delete the file, but I can't seem to. Help?
Try renaming it if it has any suspect characters such as the so-
called "special characters". Name it something like Test123.ext.
where "ext" is whatever extension it now has and see if Explorer
can execute or look at it. If it is now OK, then rename the file to
something of meaning to you, perhaps close to its original name. If
you cannot get Explorer to rename for you because it crashes, you
may be able to rename it with an old DOS rename command in a DOS
window.

Good luck!
 
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gecko

gecko added these comments in the current discussion du jour ...

Try renaming it if it has any suspect characters such as the so-
called "special characters". Name it something like Test123.ext.
where "ext" is whatever extension it now has and see if Explorer
can execute or look at it. If it is now OK, then rename the file to
something of meaning to you, perhaps close to its original name. If
you cannot get Explorer to rename for you because it crashes, you
may be able to rename it with an old DOS rename command in a DOS
window.

Good luck!
Thanks

The DOS rename worked for me.

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gecko added these comments in the current discussion du jour ...
Thanks

The DOS rename worked for me.
Great! Good ole DOS or in XP "DOS" to the rescue! Glad you solved
your problem.
 

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