Subject: Re: Anyone working on NTFS support?
To: None <>
From: Wolfgang Solfrank <>
List: current-users
Date: 08/30/1996 19:45:22
Ah, first of all I misunderstood your statement. I read it as referring to the
way long filenames are stored in FAT filesystems. Nevertheless, I wasn't aware
that the generation of the short name is different in NT vs. Win95. Thanks for
the hint (albeit I'm not sure whether I want/will do something similar for our

>     Long 		Windows 95	Windows NT
>   Filename		Short Filename	Short Filename
> --------------------------------------------------------
> Maps of Africa.vss	mapsof~1.vss	mapsof~1.vss
> Maps of Europe.vss	mapsof~2.vss	mapsof~2.vss
> Maps of England.vss	mapsof~3.vss	macebf~1.vss
> --------------------------------------------------------

While I couldn't reproduce this with the example given, when I created a few
more files which would result in the incrementation of the number in Win95,
I did indeed find some random letters in the short name. This was with NT4.0
on a PPC machine.
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