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By javed_far ·
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i am Javed. i have a external HP CD-Writer 8200 series installed on windows 2000 professional.the burning s/w is HP My CD came along with the writer.During burning process,the s/w is not allowing me to record files having names more than 110 characters.if it is a question of 5-10 files then i would have change filenames below 110 chars but i have 1000 of files with long names which are tedious to make shortnames.i am doing the recording from hardisk to CD.i appreciate if anyone has solution for the above issue.

Javed

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by andrew In reply to HP cd-writer

I don't know about the CD burner, but here's a little program to help you rename files to a short name:

Private Sub RecurseFolders(sStartPath As String)
Dim oFSO As Scripting.FileSystemObject
Dim oFolders As Scripting.Folders
Dim oFolder As Scripting.Folder
Dim oSubFolder As Scripting.Folder
Dim oFiles As Scripting.Files
Dim oFile As Scripting.File

Set oFSO = New Scripting.FileSystemObject
Set oFolder = oFSO.GetFolder(sStartPath)
Set oFiles = oFolder.Files
For Each oFile In oFiles
oFile.Copy oFile.ParentFolder & "\" & oFile.ShortName
Next

Set oFolders = oFolder.SubFolders
For Each oSubFolder In oFolders
RecurseFolders oSubFolder.Path
Next
End Sub

Private Sub Command1_Click()
RecurseFolders "d:\workspaces\test\"
End Sub

Just give it a start path, and it will recurse the folder structure from there.

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by nick In reply to HP cd-writer

I use a freeware program called 'THE Rename' to manage files in Windows 98/ME. It identifies (too) long filenames and can also logically rename as well.

I don't know if the program will work with W2000, but include the link in case other people using W9x have the same problem. It has other features eg allows editing of MP3 ID tags, though I havn't tested them yet.

http://www.herve-thouzard.com/therename.phtml

Hope it works for you on W2000.

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by tjc In reply to HP cd-writer

I use a program called Nero.... www.nero.com to do the buring that I do. I will automatcailly rename the files for me, since there seems to be a limit on the file length and directory path that a cd can handel.

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