Truncated file names in DOS
Posted on 2004-04-16
Just a quick question which I'm sure you'll find easy to answer.
A little while ago I had a friend whose computer crashed. The only way to cover their files was to copy the data via DOS to another drive which I had slaved to the machine. However, once the machine was restored, I noticed that all the files which I had copied retained their truncated dos-file names and did not convert to the long file names used by Windows.
Was there something that I could have done to preserve the long file names or was this unavoidable?