Long file names tools

Submit portable freeware that you find here. It helps if you include information like description, extraction instruction, Unicode support, whether it writes to the registry, and so on.
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Long file names tools

#1 Post by the accountant » Sun Mar 11, 2012 5:43 am

The first appears to be portable but i am not sure about Pathscanner.

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Long Filename Finder(free!)

Easily find and shorten filenames for CD-R burning.

http://www.dcsoft.com/products.htm

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(Old)Path Scanner 1.1.020 now free

Leaves two enties in the reg - i dont know if these are important or not.

This tool scans specified file system path and shows you which are too long or are "dangerously" close to length 255 characters. You can specify minimum length. Why is this important? NTFS does not like file lengths larger than 255 characters. It can lead to errors, for example if you burn CD or DVD with long file paths, or if you use file synchronization tool, which is also a bit problematic, when comes to paths larger than 255 characters. With Path Scanner you can avoid this, by generating a list of paths with certain length. After the scan you can export the list to CSV, which can be easly opened in Microsoft Excel or other CSV reader.

New feature is analyzer, which shows you which folder or file is to long, or in other words, it's critical. You can simply change it with Path Scanner. If you know that you'll no longer need particular file you can also delete it. Deleting folders is also possible, but it's not advised to use.

Versions 1.1.0.20 and above also include command line version of executable for administrators to do fast and automate scans periodicaly. Of course you can also use it at home.

http://www.parhelia-tools.com/products/ ... anner.aspx

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Re: Long file names tools

#2 Post by I am Baas » Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:36 am

Long Filename Finder V1.1

Tested: Portable
Bəəs 2.0

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