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June 17, 2005 7:55:44 PM

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I have a batch file which copies key folders and files between hard disks -

xcopy c:\progra~1\*.* /s d:\progra~1\progra~1\

It would seem that although it will accept only truncated folder and file
names (e.g. progra~1) for the source, sub folder and file names are written
to the target drive full length.

Am I right in thinking that source names have to be written in the truncated
form (after all it is, basically a DOS command)? if not how can this be
done?

Thanks.

Bill Ridgeway
Computer Solutions

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June 17, 2005 7:55:45 PM

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Open below URL and scroll down to "Long Filenames at the Command Prompt".
File Names in Windows XP. Hope this helps.
http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Window...

Windows XP DOS Commands (click on Xcopy)
http://www.fsref.com/pr/dosxp.htm
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"Bill Ridgeway" wrote:

> I have a batch file which copies key folders and files between hard disks -
>
> xcopy c:\progra~1\*.* /s d:\progra~1\progra~1\
>
> It would seem that although it will accept only truncated folder and file
> names (e.g. progra~1) for the source, sub folder and file names are written
> to the target drive full length.
>
> Am I right in thinking that source names have to be written in the truncated
> form (after all it is, basically a DOS command)? if not how can this be
> done?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Bill Ridgeway
> Computer Solutions
>
>
>
Anonymous
June 17, 2005 7:55:45 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

Using XPPro and the Command Prompt I was able to use xcopy to copy long
filenames and their short equivalent to another directory while preserving
the information for both. So, I presume that it doesn't matter which you use
- and that both will be preserved during the operation. You can try this
yourself by using the dir /x command to monitor the process.

"Bill Ridgeway" wrote:

> I have a batch file which copies key folders and files between hard disks -
>
> xcopy c:\progra~1\*.* /s d:\progra~1\progra~1\
>
> It would seem that although it will accept only truncated folder and file
> names (e.g. progra~1) for the source, sub folder and file names are written
> to the target drive full length.
>
> Am I right in thinking that source names have to be written in the truncated
> form (after all it is, basically a DOS command)? if not how can this be
> done?
>
> Thanks.
>
> Bill Ridgeway
> Computer Solutions
>
>
>
!