How to copy 8.3 names

Mar 3, 2010 at 12:53 AM

I ran into an issue in the app I'm testing with as well as the OsClone example, it appears that only NTFS long names are copied, not any associated short names.  Unfortunately some apps still expect short names to exist and fail to find their data whent they do not.  Would it be possible to add a GetShortName() and SetShortName() to the NTFS file and directory objects?  I'm thinking GetShortName() should return a 8.3 name if one is set, SetShortName should set the 8.3 name (failing if it's already in use, or possibly incrementing via the rules until no collission occurs?)


Mar 5, 2010 at 11:19 PM
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