Old Style DOS filenames Tags: DOS Style Backup Windows XP Last response: October 4, 2010 6:21 PM in Windows XP Share desertranger October 4, 2010 6:06:06 PM Going through some backup CDs I fouind one where about half of the filenams are literally in the form of ?????_name.jpg There are also two directories one with the 5 of the ? characters in it. Is there anyway I can change those names to access the files? Is there a utility to allow me to change those names at the disk or file level. More about : style dos filenames mhelm1 October 4, 2010 6:21:02 PM Sure right click the file and select rename. If you an't open, right lick and hek the properties. Windows normally won't let you use ?? in file names. Be carefull could be a virus. Or may have just been bad files that were recovered in the past. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources How to physically sort filenames in a folder Forum 8.3 (short) filenames connecting NT-XP over network Forum New DOS shell for Windows coming Forum Is printing from DOS boot disk supposed to work through LP.. Forum Reading old DOS hard drives in Windows Forum Old CDROM showing all files and folders in DOS 8.3 Forum Old style formatting Forum Old style (small)floppy format Forum Can't Access DOS Forum Xenocide- style console programming. Forum OS limitation Forum Ipod photo Forum Three Great Tips Forum Transfer whole HDD to new one? Forum No full screen mode for DOS programs? Forum FAT32 partition not visible in DOS Forum DOS Batch Script to Determine When ISP Changes my IP Address Forum HELP!!! Please with Windows XP Forum How to transfer files from DOS to Win XP with USB flash drive? Forum Style xp icons ruined what should i do Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !