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Creating short path from long path (with spaces in foldername)

Posted on 2011-09-29
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I'm trying to convert the path:
\\amstppfil02\IQS Proficient\Projects\mm.ipj

into a short path.   I've tried
\\amstppfil02\IQS Pr~1\Projec~1\mm.ipj

to no avail.  Also,

\\amstppfil02\IQSPro~1\Projec~1\mm.ipj
\\amstppfil02\IQSPr~1\Projec~1\mm.ipj

(ignoring the space).  Any help would be very much appreciated.

Thanks!
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by:Dave Baldwin
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What are you trying to do with that and on which version of Windows?  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8.3_filename#How_to_convert_a_long_filename_to_a_short_filename
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Note that it is possible to have 'short file names' disabled on NTFS where long file names are the native format.
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sjklein42 earned 250 total points
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This should work:

\\amstppfil02\IQSPRO~1\Projects\mm.ipj

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by:Jaroslav Mraz
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Iam using shortcuts as .lnk file for that :)

Make the path on network folder as .lnk and place .lnx for example to windows folder and you be able as bonus to open folders by typing name of it "folder.lnk" to RUN command :)
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