r4i-sdhc: filename too long, but can't rename!

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  1. Crimson Cuttlefish
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    I'm trying to run a game on my DS, but when i try to open "games" it says that a file's name is too long, and I have to rename it.
    Yet, when I rename it it won't read the file correctly, and the game will not run!
    How do I fix this, or rename a .nds and keep it readable?
     
  2. Boogieboo6

    Boogieboo6 @realDonaldTrump

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    Download a new .nds?
     
  3. LiveLatios

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    why
    are you trying to rename it on the console itself or using a PC? try using a pc, if that's what is having issues then it might be corrupted, run checkdisk on the drive. if it's running windows that is
     
  4. Crimson Cuttlefish
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    Crimson Cuttlefish Advanced Member

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    I kinda want to play this game, though.
    You wouldn't download Halo 5 because DOOM had a problem.
     
  5. LiveLatios

    LiveLatios Profesionnal Scalie

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    why
    he meant redownload the rom, not a different game
     
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    Crimson Cuttlefish Advanced Member

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    I have Linux Mint.

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    Oh.
    I tried re-downloading it 3 times, nothing came of it.
     
  7. LiveLatios

    LiveLatios Profesionnal Scalie

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    why
    try formatting the drive as fat32 (backup all the save files first), rename the file then copy it back
     
  8. Crimson Cuttlefish
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    It's already formatted as fat32, I don't see why the sd would need a format as it hasn't been having issues itself.
     
  9. rivera

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    Please try using long path tool
     
  10. Mikemk

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    Rename the folder it's in so the file path is less than 2048 characters.
     
  11. rivera

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    Please use long path tool