Long Folder Name With Dot

Microsoft Windows xp pro with sp3 multil...
February 11, 2010 at 12:33:28
Specs: Windows XP
I you'd like to know how can i make a batch copy form "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET" like "C:\WINDOWS\Micros~1" because i see that on the folders that have dot doesn't work its say cant find path.
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#1
February 11, 2010 at 13:25:58
Hi Toody,

Instead of using "C:\WINDOWS\Micros~1", you might try using "C:\WINDOWS\Micros`1.net".

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#2
February 11, 2010 at 15:00:08
Doesn't work :(
the path is a folder not a file.

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#3
February 11, 2010 at 16:28:09
The command copy c:\windows\micros~1\*.* to where ever you want the files to go will copy all the files in the folder.

Example...

copy c:\windows\micros~1\*.* c:\backup

Type copy /? at the command prompt for a quick how to do it.

The xcopy command will copy a folder and all its contents.

Again, xcopy /?

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#4
February 11, 2010 at 16:32:11
You're kind of vague on details. Post back the exact commands you're using that are resulting in the 'path not found' errors. Also post back the path of the files or folder contents you're trying to copy.

You're not really green until you're soylent green.


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#5
February 11, 2010 at 16:33:55
c:\windows\micros~1\*.* c:\backup
The system cannot find the path specified.

its a folder with dot "Microsoft.NET" doesn't work with "~" i said upper i tried that.


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#6
February 11, 2010 at 16:35:30
i wanna copy all the files from C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET
to somewhere else with that shortcut thing.

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#7
February 11, 2010 at 17:52:15
My computer has a folder under WINDOWS named “Microsoft.NET”. This is a long file and/or folder name because Microsoft has nine letters, instead of eight. The DOS name for this folder is Micros~1.NET

To check this out, go to a “C” command prompt.

At the C prompt, type CD WINDOWS\MICROSOFT

Enter. You will get the path error statement.

Then at the C prompt, type CD WINDOWS\MICROSOFT.NET

No path error statement.

Then at the C prompt, type CD WINDOWS\MICROS~1

Enter. You will get the path error statement.

Then at the C prompt, type CD WINDOWS\MICROS~1.NET

No path error statement.

On my original post, I had a typo, I used “`” (lowercase) instead of “~” (uppercase).

On my computer, C:\WINDOWS\MICROSOFT.NET does not have any files, but a subfolder called Framework. There could be filed in the MICROSOFT.NET folder, but mine does not.

CoffeeBreak


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#8
February 11, 2010 at 17:58:39
I don't need to copy that folder i just want to known how is the shortcut for a folder with dot because i do a project and i need that to complete it :P

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#9
February 11, 2010 at 18:30:51
Both:

copy c:\windows\microsoft.net\*.* c:\backup

and

copy c:\windows\micros~1.net\*.* c:\backup

will work since command prompt recognizes both LFN and 8.3 format. But you have to include the folder extension (.net) since it's not part of the ~1.

That won't copy any subfolders. If you need to do that you should use xcopy.

You're not really green until you're soylent green.


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#10
February 12, 2010 at 04:22:56
and what about "BS.Player PRO" folder i want to make a folder in the folder "BS.Player PRO ->test" i tied
mkdir "%USERPROFILE%\Start Menu\Programs\Webteh\BS.Player~1\test\" and he is making a new folder called BS.Player~1 i want to make it inside "BS.Player Pro" so that will work if he have BS.Player PRO and BS.Player FREE.

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#11
February 12, 2010 at 07:50:49
The 8.3 format for "BS.Player Pro" is BSF18B~1.PLA.

The 8.3 format for "BS.Player Free" is BS499C~1.PLA

The old program winfile.exe will show the above.

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#12
February 12, 2010 at 07:53:38
Well i want a combination that works for both.

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#13
February 12, 2010 at 07:55:16
The 8.3 format for "BS.Player Pro" is BSF18B~1.PLA

The 8.3 format for "BS.Player Free" is BS499C~1.PLA

The old program winfile.exe will show the 8.3 format name.

CoffeeBreak


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#14
February 12, 2010 at 07:59:31
you didn't get it.
I need to make a code that detects automatic the folder name eater if is "BS.Player Pro" or "BS.Player Free" so he can make a sub-folder in it.

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