JSI Tip 8190. When you access a file on a recordable CD or DVD, the wrong file is accessed?


Occasionally, when you access a file on a recordable CD or DVD, the wrong file is accessed.

If, for example, you double-click a file in Windows Explorer, a different file, with a similar name in the same folder, may open.

This behavior can occur on any NT-based operating system if you create a file using the same format that the operating system uses to generate a short file name.

Example

If a folder contains ThisIsATestFile.jpg and ThisIs~1.jpg, double-clicking ThisIs~1.jpg may open ThisIsATestFile.jpg.

To avoid this behavior, never name a file using the same format that the operating system uses to auto-generate a short name.

NOTE: You can Disable 8.3 Name creation on an NTFS formatted hard drive.

NOTE: If you can use the CMD prompt to open the proper file, you may need to open it using a W9x operating system.

NOTE: See Windows NT support for long file names under CDFS file system.

NOTE: See Description of CD-ROM recording in Windows XP.

NOTE: See ISO 9660 support for CD-ROM.



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