Long Filename Hunter

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db

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hello,



is the anyone know of a

program/freeware that

can search the disk for

files with "long" file names?



it is laborious to drill down

dozens of folders and

hundreds/thousands of

subfolders hunting down

down long file names.



for example I found a

couple of tiles with filenames

as long as a sentence,



obviously using all the

amount allotted for

naming a file.



thanks...



~db



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Terry R.

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On 4/22/2010 9:41 AM On a whim, db pounded out on the keyboard



> hello,

>

> is the anyone know of a

> program/freeware that

> can search the disk for

> files with "long" file names?

>

> it is laborious to drill down

> dozens of folders and

> hundreds/thousands of

> subfolders hunting down

> down long file names.

>

> for example I found a

> couple of tiles with filenames

> as long as a sentence,

>

> obviously using all the

> amount allotted for

> naming a file.

>

> thanks...

>

> ~db

>




Search should be able to show filenames with even one of the search

keywords selected. The criteria is "All or part of the file name".





Terry R.

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Pegasus [MVP]

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"db" wrote in message

news:57FC20C7-3BF8-411D-A241-CC8815710998@microsoft.com...

> hello,

>

> is the anyone know of a

> program/freeware that

> can search the disk for

> files with "long" file names?

>

> it is laborious to drill down

> dozens of folders and

> hundreds/thousands of

> subfolders hunting down

> down long file names.

>

> for example I found a

> couple of tiles with filenames

> as long as a sentence,

>

> obviously using all the

> amount allotted for

> naming a file.

>

> thanks...

>

> ~db




You could write a little script "LongFileName.vbs", then apply it like so:



dir c:\ /s /b /a-d | LongFileName.vbs > c:\LongNames.txt



The script itself is trivial and would require between 10 and 20 lines of

code. You will need to decide what you mean by "long file name": The name

itself or path+name.
 
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db

Guest
thanks for the info



part of the problem

I have is that I don't

have any filenames

in mind.



I am simply trying to

locate "any/all" files

that have filenames

that exceed a certain

length.



thanks for the info

though.



if you come across

anything nifty, please

let me know



:)



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>

>




"Terry R." wrote in message news:ecG44Mk4KHA.3184@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...

> On 4/22/2010 9:41 AM On a whim, db pounded out on the keyboard

>

>> hello,

>>

>> is the anyone know of a

>> program/freeware that

>> can search the disk for

>> files with "long" file names?

>>

>> it is laborious to drill down

>> dozens of folders and

>> hundreds/thousands of

>> subfolders hunting down

>> down long file names.

>>

>> for example I found a

>> couple of tiles with filenames

>> as long as a sentence,

>>

>> obviously using all the

>> amount allotted for

>> naming a file.

>>

>> thanks...

>>

>> ~db

>>


>

> Search should be able to show filenames with even one of the search keywords selected. The criteria is "All or part of the file

> name".

>

>

> Terry R.

> --

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db

Guest
thanks for the script.



I know you're an expert

with scripts.



how I came across

the problem is that

I had my xp laptop

networked to my vista

pc to copy over my doc's

folder to a dedicated

folder on my pc.



I do it as a backup plus

sometimes I want to edit

or view my laptop's files

via the pc.



I have used the methodology

above for a number years and

has proven to be flawless for

me.



however, yesterday the

transfer of files from the

lap to the pc abruptly stopped

with a message citing a

particular file had a filename

too long.



I also noticed that the filename

seemed to elude to being a

laptop proprietary file or a

system file.



its' filename was so long that

it exceeded the boundaries

of the warning msg/pop up..



there wasn't any room for

the pathname on the msg

as well.



who knows why such a file

would be in my doc's to

begin with.



butt I simply can not locate

it or others that may have

the same problem..



in any case, I will try

out your script as it

sounds like a good start

to sort out this peculiarity.



then I suppose I can

import the resulting text

file into one of the office

modules to sort the data.



thanks for the help.

..

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- Systems Analyst

- Database Developer

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>

>




"Pegasus [MVP]" wrote in message news:O0TuDRk4KHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...

>

>

> "db" wrote in message news:57FC20C7-3BF8-411D-A241-CC8815710998@microsoft.com...

>> hello,

>>

>> is the anyone know of a

>> program/freeware that

>> can search the disk for

>> files with "long" file names?

>>

>> it is laborious to drill down

>> dozens of folders and

>> hundreds/thousands of

>> subfolders hunting down

>> down long file names.

>>

>> for example I found a

>> couple of tiles with filenames

>> as long as a sentence,

>>

>> obviously using all the

>> amount allotted for

>> naming a file.

>>

>> thanks...

>>

>> ~db


>

> You could write a little script "LongFileName.vbs", then apply it like so:

>

> dir c:\ /s /b /a-d | LongFileName.vbs > c:\LongNames.txt

>

> The script itself is trivial and would require between 10 and 20 lines of code. You will need to decide what you mean by "long

> file name": The name itself or path+name.
 
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Donald Lessau

Guest
"db" schrieb im Newsbeitrag

news:57FC20C7-3BF8-411D-A241-CC8815710998@microsoft.com...

> hello,

>

> is the anyone know of a

> program/freeware that

> can search the disk for

> files with "long" file names?




The XYplorer file manager can do that. Simply enter this into the Name field

on the Find Files tab:

len: >= 260



This will list all files under the current folder with path/names same or

longer than 260 characters.



http://www.xyplorer.com/



Don
 
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Pegasus [MVP]

Guest
I didn't actually post any script - I merely suggested how one might use

such a script once the specs were nailed down properly.



"db" wrote in message

news:#a3Lzjk4KHA.4520@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...

> thanks for the script.

>

> I know you're an expert

> with scripts.

>

> how I came across

> the problem is that

> I had my xp laptop

> networked to my vista

> pc to copy over my doc's

> folder to a dedicated

> folder on my pc.

>

> I do it as a backup plus

> sometimes I want to edit

> or view my laptop's files

> via the pc.

>

> I have used the methodology

> above for a number years and

> has proven to be flawless for

> me.

>

> however, yesterday the

> transfer of files from the

> lap to the pc abruptly stopped

> with a message citing a

> particular file had a filename

> too long.

>

> I also noticed that the filename

> seemed to elude to being a

> laptop proprietary file or a

> system file.

>

> its' filename was so long that

> it exceeded the boundaries

> of the warning msg/pop up..

>

> there wasn't any room for

> the pathname on the msg

> as well.

>

> who knows why such a file

> would be in my doc's to

> begin with.

>

> butt I simply can not locate

> it or others that may have

> the same problem..

>

> in any case, I will try

> out your script as it

> sounds like a good start

> to sort out this peculiarity.

>

> then I suppose I can

> import the resulting text

> file into one of the office

> modules to sort the data.

>

> thanks for the help.

> .

> --

>

> db·´¯`·...¸>

> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional

> - Systems Analyst

> - Database Developer

> - Accountancy

> - Veteran of the Armed Forces

> - Microsoft Partner

> - @hotmail.com

> ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen

>

>>

>>


>

> "Pegasus [MVP]" wrote in message

> news:O0TuDRk4KHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...

>>

>>

>> "db" wrote in message

>> news:57FC20C7-3BF8-411D-A241-CC8815710998@microsoft.com...

>>> hello,

>>>

>>> is the anyone know of a

>>> program/freeware that

>>> can search the disk for

>>> files with "long" file names?

>>>

>>> it is laborious to drill down

>>> dozens of folders and

>>> hundreds/thousands of

>>> subfolders hunting down

>>> down long file names.

>>>

>>> for example I found a

>>> couple of tiles with filenames

>>> as long as a sentence,

>>>

>>> obviously using all the

>>> amount allotted for

>>> naming a file.

>>>

>>> thanks...

>>>

>>> ~db


>>

>> You could write a little script "LongFileName.vbs", then apply it like

>> so:

>>

>> dir c:\ /s /b /a-d | LongFileName.vbs > c:\LongNames.txt

>>

>> The script itself is trivial and would require between 10 and 20 lines of

>> code. You will need to decide what you mean by "long file name": The name

>> itself or path+name.


>
 
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db

Guest
thanks!!



I'll it give a try.



~db



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- Database Developer

- Accountancy

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>

>




"Donald Lessau" wrote in message news:ekdsL7k4KHA.980@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...

> "db" schrieb im Newsbeitrag news:57FC20C7-3BF8-411D-A241-CC8815710998@microsoft.com...

>> hello,

>>

>> is the anyone know of a

>> program/freeware that

>> can search the disk for

>> files with "long" file names?


>

> The XYplorer file manager can do that. Simply enter this into the Name field on the Find Files tab:

> len: >= 260

>

> This will list all files under the current folder with path/names same or longer than 260 characters.

>

> http://www.xyplorer.com/

>

> Don
 
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db

Guest
in any case, your suggestion

is a helpful reminder of what is

possible.



thanks!



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DatabaseBen, Retired Professional

- Systems Analyst

- Database Developer

- Accountancy

- Veteran of the Armed Forces

- Microsoft Partner

- @hotmail.com

~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen



>

>




"Pegasus [MVP]" wrote in message news:ue8G7xl4KHA.5808@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...

> I didn't actually post any script - I merely suggested how one might use such a script once the specs were nailed down properly.

>

> "db" wrote in message news:#a3Lzjk4KHA.4520@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...

>> thanks for the script.

>>

>> I know you're an expert

>> with scripts.

>>

>> how I came across

>> the problem is that

>> I had my xp laptop

>> networked to my vista

>> pc to copy over my doc's

>> folder to a dedicated

>> folder on my pc.

>>

>> I do it as a backup plus

>> sometimes I want to edit

>> or view my laptop's files

>> via the pc.

>>

>> I have used the methodology

>> above for a number years and

>> has proven to be flawless for

>> me.

>>

>> however, yesterday the

>> transfer of files from the

>> lap to the pc abruptly stopped

>> with a message citing a

>> particular file had a filename

>> too long.

>>

>> I also noticed that the filename

>> seemed to elude to being a

>> laptop proprietary file or a

>> system file.

>>

>> its' filename was so long that

>> it exceeded the boundaries

>> of the warning msg/pop up..

>>

>> there wasn't any room for

>> the pathname on the msg

>> as well.

>>

>> who knows why such a file

>> would be in my doc's to

>> begin with.

>>

>> butt I simply can not locate

>> it or others that may have

>> the same problem..

>>

>> in any case, I will try

>> out your script as it

>> sounds like a good start

>> to sort out this peculiarity.

>>

>> then I suppose I can

>> import the resulting text

>> file into one of the office

>> modules to sort the data.

>>

>> thanks for the help.

>> .

>> --

>>

>> db·´¯`·...¸>

>> DatabaseBen, Retired Professional

>> - Systems Analyst

>> - Database Developer

>> - Accountancy

>> - Veteran of the Armed Forces

>> - Microsoft Partner

>> - @hotmail.com

>> ~~~~~~~~~~"share the nirvana" - dbZen

>>

>>>

>>>


>>

>> "Pegasus [MVP]" wrote in message news:O0TuDRk4KHA.420@TK2MSFTNGP02.phx.gbl...

>>>

>>>

>>> "db" wrote in message news:57FC20C7-3BF8-411D-A241-CC8815710998@microsoft.com...

>>>> hello,

>>>>

>>>> is the anyone know of a

>>>> program/freeware that

>>>> can search the disk for

>>>> files with "long" file names?

>>>>

>>>> it is laborious to drill down

>>>> dozens of folders and

>>>> hundreds/thousands of

>>>> subfolders hunting down

>>>> down long file names.

>>>>

>>>> for example I found a

>>>> couple of tiles with filenames

>>>> as long as a sentence,

>>>>

>>>> obviously using all the

>>>> amount allotted for

>>>> naming a file.

>>>>

>>>> thanks...

>>>>

>>>> ~db

>>>

>>> You could write a little script "LongFileName.vbs", then apply it like so:

>>>

>>> dir c:\ /s /b /a-d | LongFileName.vbs > c:\LongNames.txt

>>>

>>> The script itself is trivial and would require between 10 and 20 lines of code. You will need to decide what you mean by "long

>>> file name": The name itself or path+name.


>>
 

SpectateSwamp

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Windows 10
Chrome 75.0.3770.100
My app can produce a list of ALL FileNames in folders and sub folders.
It wouldn't be a stretch to change / enhance an old feature to list just those over a certain length.

I love long filenames

Nobody Shares Video Knowledge better than this..

Without a doubt those Long FileNames are unbeatable when Curating Video.
Maybe the greatest feature of all time...


NOW
I can take My tobacco leaf flyer videos... AND give them a long name that contains....
The play start point... the duration... the speed... the direction and maybe the co-ordinates (for proximity searches)
To test it out My Swampies can take this template and make it theirs.
Swampies need only to download or rename their Own videos to see the details.
This app is easy and fun.

----------------------------------------------------------------------
pass01 tlf vg begin==42900 start==43500 wait=.90 smlbud3 maxbud10 demo85_pict7 speed=30 freeeze==.30
pass02 tlf tobacco leaf flyer begin==62800 start==63960 wait=.20 smlbud5 maxbud10 speed=50 freeze==.03
pass03 tlf tobacco leaf flyer begin==62800 start==65050 wait=.20 smlbud5 speed=50 freeze==.03
pass04 tlf tobacco leaf flyer begin==60000 start==62150 wait=.25 smlbud10 speed=50 freeze==.03
---------------------------------------------------------------------

name the file to the above details..
Do an auto catalog of that directory... (GF option)
Followed by a quick lets play (ww screen saver continuous play)
sit back and enjoy a view that nobody else has EVER seen.

I like this better than cataloging in a separate file.. This info gets lost but not when it is in the FileName nope

Only a fool would ignore Long FileNames

I needed the above features to show those Sky Critters
 
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