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[Resolved] Calculate file path total length and return # of characters, total?

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Diana (Cda)

Is there some way to right click on a file and have AI calculate the length of the filepath? i.e., that it would return the number of characters in this type of filepath:

C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Desktop\Dante.gif = 52 characters (with or without back slashes, don't know what it should be)

I have just found a bunch of truncated song titles that I've had to go over and redo because I didn't realize the entire filepath length must be over the 256 length limit.

I'd like to be able to prevent this to happen in the future as this has been one of the unaddressed problems that have gone on forever. A simple AI script that I could then call up from the context menu would be ideal but a search on the forum for "length" turned up all sorts of interesting things but nothing that would take help with this.

Is there a feature in AI that can count this type of thing?

Thanks! :P

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martin

Is there some way to right click on a file and have AI calculate the length of the filepath? i.e., that it would return the number of characters in this type of filepath:

C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Desktop\Dante.gif = 52 characters (with or without back slashes, don't know what it should be)

I have just found a bunch of truncated song titles that I've had to go over and redo because I didn't realize the entire filepath length must be over the 256 length limit.

I'd like to be able to prevent this to happen in the future as this has been one of the unaddressed problems that have gone on forever. A simple AI script that I could then call up from the context menu would be ideal but a search on the forum for "length" turned up all sorts of interesting things but nothing that would take help with this.

Is there a feature in AI that can count this type of thing?

Thanks! :oD

Firts compile script1 and save it somewhere. Compile it as diana.exe or if you use another name change the name in script 2

Script1

#Region;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****
#AutoIt3Wrapper_Outfile=diana.exe
#EndRegion;**** Directives created by AutoIt3Wrapper_GUI ****
If $CmdLine[0] > 0 Then
    MsgBox(262144, "length of pathe to file is", StringLen($CmdLine[1]) & " characters")
EndIf

Then run script 2 just once to set the extra menu entry for the file explorer context menu. It must be run from the same folder as the exe is saved in which was made by script 1.

Sript 2

$KeyName = "file path length"
$ContextMenuName = "show full path length"
$ProgramToRun = @ScriptDir & "\diana.exe"
RegWrite("HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\" & $KeyName & "\command", '', 'REG_SZ', '"' & $ProgramToRun & '" "%1"');'passes file full path to program
RegWrite("HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\" & $KeyName, '', 'REG_SZ', $ContextMenuName)

Then when you right click over a file there will be a menu option to give the length of the full path to that file.


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Diana (Cda)

That's really, really awesome! It works like a charm.

I just renamed the second script to this:

"Set filepath length calculator to context menu.au3" so that next OS reinstall, easier to remember which does which <g>.

Now to go and move my MP3s around and see which ones I'll need to fix out of the very long names <sigh>. That should be a couple of hours of fun work! <g>

Thanks! :P

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Is there some way to right click on a file and have AI calculate the length of the filepath? i.e., that it would return the number of characters in this type of filepath:

C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Desktop\Dante.gif = 52 characters (with or without back slashes, don't know what it should be)

I have just found a bunch of truncated song titles that I've had to go over and redo because I didn't realize the entire filepath length must be over the 256 length limit.

I'd like to be able to prevent this to happen in the future as this has been one of the unaddressed problems that have gone on forever. A simple AI script that I could then call up from the context menu would be ideal but a search on the forum for "length" turned up all sorts of interesting things but nothing that would take help with this.

Is there a feature in AI that can count this type of thing?

Thanks! :D

Hi There,

Oh Wow, I've been looking for a utility to do EXACTLY this, literally for weeks now.., I use external usb hard drive to copy files and if the path is too long there are problems and md5 hash file integrity returns incorrect, I will try this but just in case I wanted to ask you ,were you able to find any other freeware utility or such that can do the same thing ?

Thanks

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The easiest way would be to compile this code and save it as Path_Len.exe. Creae a Send To shortcut (Path Length} for it and then just right-click any file or folder and choose Send To >> Path Length

If $CmdLine[0] > 0 Then MsgBox(4096,"Path Length", StringLen($CmdLine[1]) & " characters."

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