Tendering or Contract partners will quite often supply us with (cd or usb-sticks with) documents in a complicated structure of folders and subfolders, using long names for folders and documents. Thus exceeding the limited Windows path of +- 255 characters.
When trying to drag&drop the folder structure in PW this gives errors (and lots of frustration too)
How do others deal with this? Shortening the path name is a very time-consuming labour; besides we usually are not allowed to change document names, that come from the partner's EDM system. We also need to keep the file complete in the structure it is delivered to us.
Any help is appreciated!
Have you tried ‘Long Path Tool’ ?it’s very useful in this type of case.
Not Yet. i checked with Some friends with EX organization they Suggest, to rename in command prompt DOS, for GroupWise, other wise windows explore it may take time. .. Please Suggest ,any method you have done to solve ,,,
Take a look at this suggestion:
Import-PWDocuments issues with drive as InputFolder and long path - ProjectWise PowerShell Extensions Forum - Content Management - Bentley Communities
You can use the command-line program subst to create something like a mapped network drive to point to somewhere down in the folder and shortcut a bunch of the path.
subst p: d:\path\to\pwimport\folder
Then do your drag & drop from the p: drive instead of the d: drive.
Also note that PW has a limit of 63 characters for a single folder name. If any of your folders are longer than that you'll have to rename them first.