Filename too long - Windows


#1

This must have been raised elsewhere, but I couldn’t find anything - so apologies if that’s the case.

I’ve finally got the Sen2Cor plugin working on my Windows 10 machine, but now the filenames are so long that I can’t even rename them (Windows just makes a stupid happy but wrong sound). Needless to say they won’t open in SNAP (or Qgis). Even if I work out how to alter the filenames, won’t that affect the consistency of the XML file - meaning it won’t open the full product in SNAP? Any ideas?


#2

Actually it is not necessary to rename the files. It is better to move the files. Let’s say to C:\s2…
This should solve the problem.


#3

Thanks marpet. That didn’t work initially, but when I changed the folder name from
“H:\Sentinel Sen2Cor
Processed\S2A_USER_PRD_MSIL2A_PDMC_20160330T084950_R116_V20160327T002510_20160327T002510.SAFE\S2A_USER_MTD_SAFL2A_PDMC_20160330T084950_R116_V20160327T002510_20160327T002510.xml”

to

“H:\Sentinel Sen2Cor Processed\2016 Mar 30\S2A_USER_MTD_SAFL2A_PDMC_20160330T084950_R116_V20160327T002510_20160327T002510.xml”

it did. In short, I had to shorten the filename still, but did so without affecting the xml file.


#4

Interesting. Because the following path works for me.
“G:\S2\S2A_OPER_PRD_MSIL1C_PDMC_20160414T041702_R008_V20150812T104021_20150812T104021.SAFE\S2A_OPER_MTD_SAFL1C_PDMC_20160414T041702_R008_V20150812T104021_20150812T104021.xml”

Anyway, you found a work around. And the data will be changed soon to avoid this path problem. http://step.esa.int/main/sentinel_2l1c_evolution2016/


#10