i have attempted a few ways to try and find a solution to this problem. many apologies if this has been covered, i was unable to find a solution in the archives.
basically, if i want to populate an umenu or coll with the contents of a folder, and a file name in that folder is longer than, oh let's say 40 chars, the filename gets truncated and appended with a # and some random letters and numbers, followed by the file extension.
also this only happens on the mac, it doesn't occur on windows.
if someone can tell me a way around this i would be most grateful because the truncated filenames are useless to me.