3.14. Long File Names Support

Since Windows 95, filenames are not limited in size to the 8.3 pattern and can have a length of up to 255 characters.

Standard View displays all files and folders the same way as DOS does, i.e. in 8.3 formats. However sometimes it is not convenient to see only first symbols of the long file name.

To display long filenames (up to 36 symbols):

  1. Boot in DOS mode and run Active@ UNERASER
  2. Scan the particular drive by pressing [Enter]
  3. Press the [Tab] key to switch to long filenames view
Undelete files by UNERASER.Long file names display

Recovering Files With Long Names

It is important to note that you cannot create or recover files with long filenames under the DOS environment as long as DOS does not support long filenames. Files with long file names are saved with a temporary short file name (in the 8.3 format).

If you have recovered files and folders from the DOS environment and those files or folders have long filenames, you can recover the long filenames with a utility provided by Active@ UNERASER. This utility is a batch file named _RENAME.BAT. It is created in the UNERASE destination folder and in each subfolder.

After completing the recovery process in DOS, restart your PC in Windows. Run _RENAME.BAT in the Windows environment to restore the more descriptive long filenames to your files.

 
  1. PRODUCT OVERVIEW
    1. Restoring Deleted Data
    2. Files Erased
    3. Partition Damage
    4. Steps to unerase Files and Folders
  2. SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
  3. USING Active@ UNERASER CONSOLE
    1. Starting Active@ UNERASER DOS console
    2. Starting Active@ UNERASER Windows console
    3. Command Bar Menu
    4. Performing a Drive Scan
    5. Performing a Device Scan
    6. Searching for Deleted Files and Folders
    7. Searching for Files by Name
    8. Using Hex/Text Viewer
    9. Unerasing a Deleted File
    10. Unerasing a Deleted Folder
    11. Creating a Disk Image
    12. Steps to create a Disk Image
    13. Checking Disk Image
    14. Working with Disk Image
    15. Long File Names Support
    16. Recovering Files with Long Names
  4. DATA RECOVERY TIPS
    1. Treat Recovery Area With Care
    2. Save Recovered Files Onto a Different Drive
    3. Load UNERASER to a Floppy
  5. PREPARING TO USE THE UTILITY
    1. Preparing a DOS-Bootable Floppy Disk
    2. Preparing a Bootable ISO CD-ROM Image
  6. USING COMMAND LINE PARAMETERS
    1. Overview of Command Line Parameters
  7. QUESTIONS & ANSWERS:
  8. HOW TO...

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