# downloaded files are corrupt

03/29/2006 07:01 am
i would like to download a part of our intranet. some files, i have downloaded, are corrupt (special pdf-files).
for example :
C:\download\dwe001_123456\de\common\bereiche\it\infopool\it_blablablablab\12345678\itrollout\realisierung\blabla\werkzeuge\testdokumente.Standard.0002.Downloadleft.0003.file.tmp\02.03.01.00 Geschaeftsprozesse Teststufe_v1.1_030116.pdf

=>

C:\download\dwe001_123456\de\common\bereiche\it\infopool\it_blablablablab\12345678\itrollout\realisierung\blabla\werkzeuge\testdokumente.Standard.0002.Downloadleft.0003.file.tmp\02.03.01.00 Geschaeftsprozes07A28706

is there any limitation of path- or file-length?
03/29/2006 07:01 am
Yes, Windows filesystem limits filenames to 255 symbols maximum (with the complete path), so Offline Explorer has to truncate filenames. Anyway, you can safely browse files offline within Offline Explorer and this should not give you any problems.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MetaProducts corp.
03/29/2006 07:01 am
i think that is not the problem because in this example the file- and path-length is 235 characters.
03/29/2006 07:01 am
Yes, but since folders may vary and files can be moved from one directory to another, Offline Explorer truncates filenames at 100 symbols. However this doesnt influence offline browsing at all.

Oleg.
03/29/2006 07:01 am
...filenames are truncated - thats ok and it work (links are matching). but my special problem is that the file-extension is absent (in my example the pdf-extension). so the web-browser doesnt detect a pdf-file and doesnt automaticly open the acrobat-reader.
03/29/2006 07:01 am
This is strange, because MS IE works with MIME types, nit extensions. So, when you browse inside Offline Explorer, it keeps and give IE stored MIME Types. Do you browse from inside OE?

Oleg.
03/29/2006 07:01 am
hi,
so sorry - i didnt describe exactly the problem.

if i browse inside OE it works; but after i use the export-function it doesnt work.
however i need the file-extension because i would like to put the dowloaded and exported files on a cd. on the cd i use a java-based search-engine which also search (index) pdf-files. it doesn`t work without the pdf-extension.
03/29/2006 07:01 am
OK. I just added .PDF to a list of standard extensions, so it will be added now. If you need the updated version shortly, please write us to support@metaproducts.com

Oleg.