Sometimes MS-Windows really sucks. I unzipped a folder without reviewing the file names. Some joker had named each file longer than War and Peace. Of course, after installing, these files couldn’t be renamed or deleted.
I tried opening the terminal window and using the MS-command line.
This gives me the short name. Then, I can:
rename shortname newname
This is usually bulletproof. BUT, it didn’t work and sent an error message that the file could not be found. Bummer.
What did work was using 7-Zip:
- Open 7-Zip Program
- Navigate to the directory that has the “bad” files.
- Highlight a “bad” file
- Press F2 and rename to something shorter.
That’s all folks!