Re: Your backup is unsafe!

Khimenko Victor (
Tue, 3 Aug 1999 16:32:25 +0400 (MSD)

In <> Kent Overstreet ( wrote:
> Kent Overstreet wrote:
>> I was just looking up how VFAT works, and yes, the 8.3 and LFN versions
>> of the filename are independant. The 8.3 version is stored normally, but
>> the LFN version is stored in directory entries with the hidden,
>> read-only, system and volume label attributes. This way, if you boot
>> into an old version of DOS, DOS only sees the 8.3 versions of the names,
>> but in Windows 9x the filesystem is handled by a special 32bit driver
>> that gives programs that can use it the long version.

Unfortunatelly you missed one TINY problem: checksum of short filename is
stored in long filesname. So they are NOT independant. Not at all.

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