31 Characters... (help me please)

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by blackpeter, Mar 31, 2002.

  1. blackpeter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2001
    I'm trying to use my roomate's iMac as a file-server (we're both on the same network), but he's running OS 9. I've got hundreds of media files I'd like to transfer, but I'm getting error code -37 because my OSX file names are longer than 31 characters.

    Does anyone know a program (or a technique) that'll easily reduce many file names down to 31 characters? T

    Thanks for any help*
  2. Choppaface macrumors 65816

    Jan 22, 2002
    there's an app called kilometre browser i think.. look it up on versiontracker.com

    it will view long file names in OS 9
    dunno if this helps much

    you could also try burning them to CDs...
  3. evildead macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2001
    WestCost, USA
    whfsdude is right

    If you set up carracho client/server to transfer the files then Carracho will truncate the filenames. You might get some garbage at the end of the file name but it will work. Set you OS X box to be ther server and set the OS 9 box to be the client.

    One interesting note, hotline does not do that. I am using it to share files in my subnet with a PC, if the file names are too big on the PC, they cant be uploaded to me, it just hangs.

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