How can I enable long file names?

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  1. GrowLLLTigeRRR

    GrowLLLTigeRRR New Member

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    Hello,

    I just upgraded (I hope it is an upgrade) to Windows 7 from Windows XP. Yesterday I tried to copy files from one of my old hard disks but in the ende received the message that 64 of the files could not be transferred because their file names are too long. Instead of going back, finding, and changing each of those file names, I would rather tell the computer to go ahead and accept them. Is there a way to do this globally?

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    GrowLLLTigeRRR New Member

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    Shameless bump

    I'm still trying to figure this out. If I find the solution, I'll post it here for others.
     
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    RAK Extraordinary Member

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    If you would be happy to accept the truncated filenames, you could Zip them all and then unzip them onto your windows 7 folder. Should work?
     
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