[Eeglablist] SIFT folder structure bug

Makoto Miyakoshi mmiyakoshi at ucsd.edu
Wed May 10 13:34:45 PDT 2017

Dear Marius,

That's an interesting issue. I have never heard of it.
I included Tim, the developer of SIFT here. Your report may ring a bell for


On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 2:57 AM, Marius Klug <marius.s.klug at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi list,
> I've just found a little bug in the SIFT toolbox while updating to eeglab
> v14. I hope this is not old news for everyone here ;-) It's not a bug of
> eeglab, which is why I didn't post it in bugzilla.
> The folder ".hgcheck" has a too deep recursive subfolder
> "hg-checklink-fNMWvd" for Windows to handle. It seems to have no content
> other than the subfolders. In order to delete the toolbox (or make the
> warnings while starting eeglab disappear), one needs to use a third party
> program like 7zip to rename the subfolders to one-character names until the
> end and only then the folder can be removed.
> Regards,
> Marius
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Makoto Miyakoshi
Swartz Center for Computational Neuroscience
Institute for Neural Computation, University of California San Diego
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