Excel/VBA to rename short filenames to long
Is there a way for Excel vba to read a directory (and its subs) and rename the short 8.3 filenames to long?
Cause for the question is while copying files (xcopy in dos) to a different location, I got the "maximum characters exceeded" message so I restarted the xcopy forcing short filenames. Now I want to convert them back to their original long names.
VBA can read the files in a directory and it can rename files in a directory - but it would need to know the new name for the file.
Possibly it would be easier to copy the files using VBA. Ron de Bruin has already written some code that based on the description he gives (I didn't examine the code), would lead me to believe it simulates Xcopy on a directory structure
'This example copy all files and subfolders from FromPath to ToPath.
'Note: If ToPath already exist it will overwrite existing files in this folder
'if ToPath not exist it will be made for you.
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