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Converting back to long filenames

By clanhill ·
Because of a major problem (WinME),I had to copy the contents from one folder to another drive using the dos copy command. I had every thing else on my system backed up on CDs but this folder containg some 1100plus entries was too large to put on a CD. Now my system is up and running well. When I copied the folder contents back to my 'c' drive all the filename were truncated. Is there a way to convert them back to the longer version?

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by Peter Ritchie In reply to Converting back to long f ...

Not the answer you're looking for but: RENAME.

The full filenames were stored in the other folder (if you don't have that original folder anymore you don't have the original filenames either).

Without that original information you can't convert from DOS 8.3 filenames to the original long filename--it just doesn't know what they used to be. For example, filena~1.ext could be filename1.ext or filename2.ext, or filename3.ext, etc. If filena~1.ext isn't the short form for a longer name it'smeaningless--which is what happens if you copy from long to 8.3 (to CD for example) then to another directory.

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