1. Windows Central Question's Avatar
    Hi
    I used Aomei NTFS to FAT32 Converter to convert without losing files
    After completion I got problem with file names


    For example this is what is look like for nearly 80% of the files

    Png became pn0 pn1 ….
    And the name cut off
    Happens to other types

    The non English names became weird and non readable

    when try to rename any file from (EXAMP.PN0 ---> EXAMP.PNg) windows recognize the previous name and asks me to add number because there is already file with this name already even though it is not shown as it is

    What is the solution for this?
    Thanks
    05-19-2022 06:12 PM
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    05-20-2022 10:24 AM
  3. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    I don't know anything about Aomei but the sample names you listed sound like the 8.3 names of files maintained in directories for DOS program compatibility. I suspect the directory has been damaged in some way that is resulting in whatever is showing you those names (Windows Explorer?) to be showing the 8.3 names rather than the actual longer names. Trying to rename just the 8.3 name would cause the error you describe.

    This could be a jumping off point for your quest:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8.3_filename
    05-21-2022 05:33 PM
  4. MAM PM's Avatar
    thank you HoosierDaddy
    I think it is 8.3 filename
    is there a way to reverse that? 8.3 filename to long name
    06-20-2022 10:37 AM
  5. MAM PM's Avatar
    06-20-2022 10:37 AM
  6. HoosierDaddy's Avatar
    thank you HoosierDaddy
    I think it is 8.3 filename
    is there a way to reverse that? 8.3 filename to long name
    I don't know how but would give great odds there is a way. Maybe someone else know a way.
    06-21-2022 08:32 AM

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