Article ID: 134560 - View products that this article applies to.
This article was previously published under Q134560
When you use the Fdisk program to configure a new, secondary disk drive, restart the computer, and then use the Format program to format the new disk drive, when you copy files to the new drive, you receive the following message
where <new drive> is the drive letter of the newly formatted drive.
Select File Name The destination does not support long file names. Please enter a name for this file. Original path: C:\LongFileName.Extention To folder: <new drive> New name: longfile.ext
When Windows 95 starts, it creates a cache of information about the capabilities of each drive, including whether it supports long filenames. When the Format program finishes, the information in the cache is not updated; therefore, Windows 95 reads the previously cached information that indicates that the new drive does not support long filenames.
To copy files with long filenames to the newly formatted drive, do one of the following:
In addition to the message above, other symptoms you may see are as follows:
Article ID: 134560 - Last Review: November 15, 2006 - Revision: 1.1
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