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Subject: Re: FAT Filename Mangling bug. (was: RE : Regarding the recent recording PANIC's)
From: Björn Stenberg (bjorn_at_haxx.se)
Date: 2003-04-25


Michael O'Quinn wrote:
> Here is the text from ScanDisk, which tends to support the association
> theory.

Not really. As I wrote in another post, there are three separate checks that a long dir entry must conform to. The short filename is not one of them.

> The file or folder's long name ('Celtic.m3u') is either stored incorrectly
> on your disk or is incorrectly associated with 'CELTICM3.A41'.

This clearly says that scandisk understands that the shortname for Celtic.m3u is CELTICM3.A41, but that there is some error in the long name. It's very unfortunate that it doesn't say _what_ the error is.

You wouldn't by any chance have access to a linux box? dosfsck in linux, while certainly not perfect, tends to be a bit more detailed in the error reports.

> This file or folder's last-modified date or time is invalid or is in the
> future. This may be because your computer's clock is set incorrectly.
>[..]
> I think the date issue is another topic, which I choose not to address at
> this time.

I think they are related. If the date is bad, then it means something went wrong when creating/writing this directory entry. A bug, or maybe a disk write problem. I strongly suspect this is the problem, not the shortname.

-- 
Björn



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