Extend Export Function.

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Defenestration 06/18/2004 06:39 pm
I have a lot of web pages downloaded using Internet Explorer, which contain articles of interest to me. These are stored in a folder, with the .html files and corresponding _files folder containing the images etc.

I want to archive these onto CD, but a lot of the have file/folder names longer than 64 chars allowed by the Joliet file system.

I know OE has the export function to export a project which will rename all files / folders with names longer than the Joliet limit, but was wondering if it is possible to use OE to rename all files and sub-folders in a particular folder so they are compatible with the Joliet file system.

Is this possible ?

If not could you add it as a function to OE, since the capability to rename files to fit the Joliet system is already present in OE.
Oleg Chernavin 06/19/2004 09:38 am
What if you simply load these files from the hard disk with Offline Explorer and export them. Use:

file://c:\path\save_page_name.htm

Use Level=0 to get the page with its images and frames. You can place as many URLs like that as you want in a single Project. After loading it just export it to a directory with Joliet-compatible names.

I hope to make this task even simplier soon, because we are preparing a new product for that.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Defenestration 06/19/2004 10:08 am
I`d forgotten about doing it like that. Thanks.

> I hope to make this task even simplier soon, because we are preparing a new product for that.

You`ve got me intrigued. Will the new product work with any files and not just html files, so you can select a folder, and all files/folders in it will be renamed if their names are too long for the Joliet file system ?
Oleg Chernavin 06/19/2004 10:09 am
No, it will allow you to save pages you are browsing in MS IE easily. You will be able to export them in various formats later.

Regarding Joliet-rename utility - do you think it will be useful for many people?

Oleg.
Defenestration 06/19/2004 10:34 am
> Regarding Joliet-rename utility - do you think it will be useful for many people?

Can`t speak for other people, but it would be useful for me. Most CD burning software will ask you if you want to rename files, to be compatible with the Joliet file system, when you drop them onto the CD Project. However, I like to prepare my project before hand, and then burn it. This gives me more control over the rename procedure.

It would be good if you could set the file/folder name length, instead of only limiting it to the Joliet file system.

I was just thinking that since you already have the functionality in OE, then it wouldn`t be too hard to either extend OE, or release a separate utility (since it would only be a simple utility, you could possibly release it for free, with links to metaproducts web site/OE web page, giving you publicity).


There may be similar utilities which already exist, but I haven`t found them yet.
What do you think ?
Oleg Chernavin 06/21/2004 06:45 am
I would be really glad to make it for you if I have more free time. I have too much to do with Offline Explorer and other products we are developing. Sorry.