File Name Shorten
With email and other options today it is possible to end up with long file
names that might not be acceptable for CD recording software. But what if
someone has nested directories and perhaps thousands of files to look for where
some may have long file names? How does one fix that without tedious work?
The rpsoft 2000 filemod program has many key features, one of which is an
operation to verify and shorten file names in bulk. Yes, you can put the
files that you wish saved on a cd inside a directory - and even have many nested
Below is an example of a shortened file name:
The original name of this file was set to be:
is a file name that is way too long that we wish to shorten to a shorter
Using filemod and setting the
length for the main name to be 50 characters long, the following name resulted:
is a file name that is way too long that w~19.txt"
Note that it truncated the main
name to be 50 characters long and that it also changed the last characters to
"w~19". Filemod will try and pick a unique number at the end of the file
name in case there are several file names with the same beginnings in your file
Note that the full name length did
not include the length of the extension ".txt", such that if that length is
important, the total length would be 54 characters. An easy way to avoid
problems is to ensure that you set the length of filemod shortening to a lower
number - perhaps 5 characters less - of what is allowed.
If you have ever shortened a
number of file names manually, it can be quite tedious. Having a bulk file
name shortener can sure make that tedious work disappear.
Note that filemod will shorten
only file names and not directory names. The reason for that is that
filemod follows directories to find its way through your directories or nested
directories, and if those names were changed or shortened, then it could not
find its way back. However, in this case, we find that there are fewer
long directory names to be changed than file names, so that should become less
of an issue than the file names themselves.
powerful bulk file name changer program / attribute modifier!
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