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.
ExampleIf 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 ISO 9660 support for CD-ROM.