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#1 SilntBob


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Posted 17 September 2003 - 03:52 AM

I hope this is the right place to be asking this question.

I was looking for a tool that will automatically rename files/directories to be FatX compatible. However, I cannot find one, so I must assume that one does not exist.

Therefore I guess I will write a little Perl script to do this. However, that means I must know the details of what FatX requirements are.

I know files have a max length of 42 characters.

What about directories. Is there a max length for individual directories?
What about total path depth? Is there a maximum length for the sum of all of the directories in the path plus the 42 char filename?

Thanks for the help.

#2 XBoxgeek


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Posted 17 September 2003 - 06:00 AM

There are a couple that I know of.

1) MP3 FAT-X Renamer. Does files as well as MP3's.
2) PreXBoxCopyTool. This is the one I use.
3) XboxIfy. Never had much luck with this one.

Take a look at them before spending any time writing one.


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Posted 17 September 2003 - 07:58 AM

think the total path depth is only 128 characters, do not know if this includes the 42... file

More info on Xbox Linux website

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Posted 18 September 2003 - 05:22 AM

thanks...you all have saved me some effort. I had tried searching but couldn't find anything. Once I got the name of one of the tools from you, I was able to find several!

Thanks again.

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