Was there ever a solution to this problem? I cannot get long file names to convert properly to the version with the hex codes in them. Because of this, so far, my java file browser is useless since most of the files I am accessing have long names.
I tried moth the Java method and the max patcher method [conformpath] and both of them leave the file in it's long name.
I have been suffering from accessing, managing and even renaming files that have more than 255 characters over a long time. I have tried various ways but failed. Then I have searched this problem in internet. Then I have found a solution. This software is very easy to use. Named Long path Tool. To use the program all you need to do is to download this program online and save all the settings to your computer. This program is compatible with Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7. you can find it from longpathtool(dot)com.