I see a lot of posts here whom know more than me so here it comes...
I am d/l some files and when I rt click to save as it only comes up as:
I presently copy the shortcut which results:
I paste the shortcut into the save as dropdrown, but since it has slashs in
it and some other illegal safarcus I have to manually parse the file name so
it reads: Thisistheone.jpg
Anybody got any thoughts? It gets tiring after about 5 files like this and I
don't have any hair to pull out.
I always give files my own names. Just do SAVE AS, and type in a
filename of your choice. Years ago, if I saved a picture, it would be
something like "dog21.jpg" Now that same picture is somthing like
You only have so many characters, before you go beyond the limit in
Windows, and that includes the folder names. Not only that, but a long
meaningless filename like that means nothing, and later on I'll wonder
what it is. But Dog21.jpg tells me it's a picture of a dog, and the name
is not going to overload my file length.
I also hate filenames that have "%20" in them. I rename those.
If saving a website, always be careful the name of the website is not
going to exceed file lengths too. I have had that happen, and I had a
hell of a time getting rid of it. I would cause Defrag. Scandisk, etc to
freeze up. I normally had to boot with a DOS floppy and manually delete
that HTML file and it's associated folder with the pictures and stuff.
There is no reason a saved website needs to be called
Shorten it to something like:
On Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 5:02:22 PM UTC-5, Tekkie® wrote:
I don't understand the problem. You say it initially comes up as
wanting to save the file with this name:
Can't you just use the "save as" which AFAIK is always available
to save it anywhere you want, with any permissible Windows filename?
I can only get the filename from the shortcut after parsing the junk out of
it. If I try to save it under the file name it only comes up as an identical
filename for ALL files.
I have concluded there is no way around it and it is a fault of the site
Save the file under it's name which is contained in the shortcut. I have to
remove all the crap from the shortcut to get the name of the file.
If I just try to save it under the filename the site gives me the same
filename for every file. So consequently I have to copy the shortcut link
and then paste it in the save file box after removing all the crap.
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