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. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources long filenames covnerted to dos8.3 version Forum SolvedComputer is now starting up in old-style colors Forum Old style Microsoft Windows Defender, in Windows 8.1 Forum Old style keyboard on a budget? Forum SolvedNeed to access very old IDE drive (MS-DOS, 16-bit ISA controller) Forum SolvedLooking for a high quality cheep pci-x video card old style Forum Help my windows task bar from the side change from black to white old style task bar Forum Can't remember an old adventure-style computer game. Forum Tandberg old style speakers with connector things at the end, rather than just speaker wire Forum SolvedNeed to remember an old dos game name Forum Old DOS games under 64-bit MS-Windows 7 Forum Old style graphics card Forum filename to search in dos mode Forum Download old style free cell Forum Download old style free cell Forum Download old style free cell Forum Old style xbox Forum Change Windows 7 Bootscreen to old vista style? Forum Old Windows 95 Game w/Vector-style Graphics Forum The Future of CPU & GPU, Hybrid or Old Style??? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !