Long file names vs DOS file names


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Jeffrey Kaplan

(Second resend, originally asked on Nov02 and Nov11 with no responses)

Argh.

I apparently did something to screw this up, and I have no idea what,
or how to fix it. I've lost the ability to use long file names in
using an application to copy a file.

Specifically, I've seen this in two places. The first, is when burning
a data CD, and the second is when double-clicking on a file to load it
into my Palm's install tool. The filenames are truncated from Windows
LFN to DOS 8.3, complete with the tilde.

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noone

more info please. which cd burner is not supporting LFN's? did you check
its options to be sure you didn't ask it to use only 8.3 names? which
filesystem did you tell it to burn? jollet?
 
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Jeffrey Kaplan

Previously on microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support,
(e-mail address removed) said:

; more info please. which cd burner is not supporting LFN's? did you check

If I thought it was the burner, I'd have tried the support people for
it. It's Roxio EZ CD&DVD Creator 6. I had made no changes to the
burner software, only to Windows between when it worked and when it
didn't.

; its options to be sure you didn't ask it to use only 8.3 names? which
; filesystem did you tell it to burn? jollet?

It's more than the burner. I said this is also effecting my Palm
Install Tool, for installing stuff to my PalmOS PDA. The LFN function
broke on that at the same time as it did on the cd burning.

I have no idea what patch or change I did to caused this, hence my
asking for help. In either identifying what caused it so that if
possible I can undo it, or identifying something I can do to change it
back without changing something else.

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