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what the hell is this? happens when I try to open a video unledyjw.jpg
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What directory is it in? If it's too deep in directories, the path will be too long for Windows to cope (ie: >255 characters)...

Try putting it at the root of C:\ and see if it still happens.
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the file is 30 gb in size and my ssd (C drive) isnt big enough
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Quote:
Originally Posted by grsmobile;14651290 
the file is 30 gb in size and my ssd (C drive) isnt big enough

Try putting it at the root of D:
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I cant move it, if i right click it stuff like cut,copy properties etc are not there
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post #6 of 13
rename the file?
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post #7 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by grsmobile;14654757 
I cant move it, if i right click it stuff like cut,copy properties etc are not there

Ctrl+c
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post #8 of 13
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Quote:
Originally Posted by B!0HaZard;14654952 
Ctrl+c
unled1il.jpg

and then rightclicking unled2ha.jpg
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hello???? anyone???
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post #10 of 13
You should be able to move it from command prompt with the 8.3 version of the file name.

Try this:

1. Open up a command prompt (run cmd.exe from the Start Menu).
2. Navigate to the folder that the object resides in.
3. Run "dir /a /x /p" to display the contents of the folder, including hidden files (/a) and 8.3 filenames (/x).
4. Find the 8.3 filename of the object to the left of the regular, long filename.
5. Run "ren <8.3 name>" to rename the object, "move <8.3 name> " to move it.

In the future don't put files with stupid long names in deep directories. If the entire path exceeds 255 character, stuff starts to go wrong.
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