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UTalkin to me?
01-20-2001, 02:57 PM
http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/smile.gif Hi all. New to the forum. Have a problem with my Atapi fx240s CD-Rom.
I recently reloaded Win95 and ever since, my CDs truncate the long file names. http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/frown.gif This makes it impossible to install a program cause it can't find the files it needs to install them. The file names are shortened and there are ~s in place of part of the name. After research I thought maybe I had installed Dos or Win3.1 drivers to the Cd. But I reloaded a floppy that said Mitsumi cd drivers and still got the same problem.
http://www.PCGuide.com/ubb/eek.gif What did do??
Thanks for any help

BigGeek02
01-20-2001, 11:53 PM
I had that problem once too. As far as the hard drive goes (If I remember right), Windows 95/98 stores the long file name information inside the OS. Therefore, when you re-install the OS, all the long file name information is lost and the original xxxxxxxx.xxx character naming scheme is restored. For your CD drive, if it's a burned CD, you have to make sure that when you burn it, the long file name extension compatibility box is checked. (That will be different depending on what software you use) But, if it's a regular cd, the only other thing I can think of is that you have a setting under windows that determines the naming scheme used for files. I think you can change that setting under the "view" toolbar in Windows Explorer. Hope I was some help.

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