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4-2] I can't get long Win95 filenames to work right




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This article is from the CD-Recordable FAQ, by Andy McFadden (fadden@fadden.com) with numerous contributions by others.

4-2] I can't get long Win95 filenames to work right

(1998/04/06)

Typical symptoms can be described like this:

- Works fine in Win95 Explorer
- Under DOS the directories are visible, but instead of "dirname<tilde>1"
you get "dirname<tilde>57". Attempting to read them results in errors.
- Typing 'cd dirname~102' may fail while 'cd "Long File Names without the ~"'
will work.

The problem occurs when certain CD-R writing programs are used to create
the discs. The short and long forms of the filenames are sorted
differently, so some of the files can't be found. Using newer software
(e.g. Easy CD Creator 3 instead of Easy-CD Pro) should produce better
results.


 

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