Does anyone know how long file names are converted into short file names. I need to know. I was looking at a directory structures and it looks like it takes the first 6 characters but the final characters seem to be unsequences. I have created a cd of mp3 that I have backed up here is what the songs are and their equivalent 8 letter file names.
ACDC-Y~6 MP3 2,944,493 03-09-98 12:09p AC DC - You Shook Me All Night Long.
ACEOF~18 MP3 4,260,418 10-01-99 4:46p Ace of Base - Cruel Summer.mp3
APOTH~32 MP3 2,941,464 10-01-99 4:46p Apotheosis - O Fortuna.mp3
BAREN~42 MP3 3,304,952 10-01-99 4:47p Barenaked Ladies - Its All Been Done
BAREN~54 MP3 2,701,130 10-01-99 4:47p Barenaked Ladies - One Week.mp3
BIFNA~64 MP3 4,161,326 07-30-98 3:05p Bif Naked - Spaceman.mp3
BILLI~78 MP3 4,350,272 10-01-99 4:47p Billie Myers - Kiss The Rain.mp3
BRYAN~92 MP3 4,383,402 10-01-99 4:47p Bryan Adams - Cuts Like A Knife.mp3
BRYA~108 MP3 6,306,537 10-01-99 4:48p Bryan Adams - Everything I Do I Do I
t For You.mp3
DANG~128 MP3 3,744,900 02-22-99 10:16p dangerous creatures.mp3
DANZ~142 MP3 3,273,584 10-01-99 4:48p Danzig - Mother.mp3
DRUN~152 MP3 5,040,250 10-01-99 4:48p Drunk Daddy - Purple Haze.mp3
FIFT~168 MP3 1,490,570 04-17-98 12:08a Fifth Element - Diva Dance.mp3
as you can see it does look a bit random.