31 Characters... (help me please)


macrumors 6502a
Original poster
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*


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...


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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