Convert File Name


Some programs or systems may display file names and paths in a truncated format, shortening any names in the path to eight characters or less. Select the file and path and choose whether to convert it to a long or short file name.



Script Editor > Expand Files or Folders Category > Convert File Name



File Name to Convert

Select the file name to be converted. The folder and entire path must be entered. Or click on the Browse button to navigate to the desired file. The file name must be a valid file in order for the conversion to work properly.




Select from the drop down list whether to convert the file to a short name or a long name.



Variable to Receive Result

The converted file name is saved to a Text String variable for later use in the macro.