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Old 05-24-2006, 10:08 PM   #11 (permalink)
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what if you don't know how to get to that directory... right now I'm in the "documents and settings\bobo" folder in CMD, but i type dir my documents
and it doesn't go to it, I just can't figure out how to get to the folder, how do i do that?
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Old 05-24-2006, 10:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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cd my documents\download
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Old 05-24-2006, 10:17 PM   #13 (permalink)
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wow, yeah sorry I just figured it out. Okay so I'm in the folder... i did a 'dir' to find the name of it, and when i type in "erase this i~1.mpg" it doesn't work. i tried adding another letter, doesn't work, i tried doing "erase this~1.mpg" and it doesn't work. It says it could not find the file.
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Old 05-24-2006, 10:19 PM   #14 (permalink)
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It's the first six letter before you add the ~1.mpg for example if the file name was pornvideo.mpg

erase pornvi~1.mpg
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Old 05-24-2006, 10:56 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Wow, thank you guys so much for helping me. Worked so well.
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Old 05-25-2006, 03:18 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Glad you got it. Another tool to use in XP is subst, which maps a folder to a drive leter. This will allow you to deal with really long files from within the OS, since you are using a valid path that is shortened by how ever many chars were in the original path.
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