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Re: MSDOS/FAt32 filesystem

On 04.30 19:02, Michael H. Warfield wrote:
On Sun, 2006-04-30 at 18:54 -0700, Geoffrey Leach wrote:
> On 04.30 18:30, Arthur Pemberton wrote:
> > On 4/30/06, Geoffrey Leach <geoff hughes net> wrote:
> >> I discovered that while a MSDOS/FAt32 filesystem can be mounted
> >> accessed as nature intended, the file names are modified.  This
> >> not create a problem (they are correct when accessed from
> >> unless the files are restored from a backup created under FC.
> >> anyone know of a workaround for this problem?
> >>
> >
> > what do you mean the file names are modified?

> For example, "MyDocuments" shows up as mydocu~1

	Mount the file system as vfat and NOT msdos!  You're mounting
it as the
wrong FS type.  Vfat supports the MS hack for long file systems that
does not exist in the msdos file system.  They're the same basic file
system at heart but, if you mount it as msdos, you will only see the
8.3 msdos file names and not the extended vfat filenames.

Ah Hah!  Learn something new every day.  Thanks, Mike.

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