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"long filename" error upon login

By vivian.burns ·
Certain of the Windows 95 machines, when logging into the domain, get an error. The error states a particular file cannot be created, that the volume may not support long filenames, and that some profile information may not be available.

The volume where profiles are kept is an NTFS volume fully capable of long file names. The user has full control permissions on this home directory, and in fact can copy the offending files manually to the profile directory.

This is happening consistently to several of the users. Their accounts don't seem anything special in common. The file being complained of is different on different computers. If the offending file is removed, the error happens on some other file.

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I had a sever that would not allow half of the users profiles to run, and often wouldn't even map to their Home directory. i discovered that the share of the Home Directory had to be shortened to 8 characters or less. I noticed as i was creating a user that it prompts you and informs you that the share name is too long and some msdos workstations will be unable to see the share. What was really strange is that some shares where longer than 8 characters still worked, but any that didin't where longer and when they where shortened worked perfetly. When you are in Network Neighbourhood in Win95 on this network any share longer than 8 characters was not displayed. The reason it wasn't mapping is the login script was a batch file so it ran in DOS mode, ie the above error message when setting the share.

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by vivian.burns In reply to "long filename" error upo ...

The share names are not longer than eight characters, so this doesn't apply

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