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DOS 8.3 file/folder names are not sent to clipboard


This is under Windows 10 Anniversary with all updates, and Path Copy Copy version 13.0.

1) Choosing the DOS 8.3 file/folder names in the Path Copy Copy right-click context menu only sends long file/folder names to the Windows clipboard, but funnily, the short names are correctly previewed in the Path Copy Copy settings dialog.

2) Clicking on the “icon” tab in the Path Copy Copy settings dialog brings up a Windows 10 warning that the operation is not allowed (“list index out of bounds”).
Closed Jul 17 at 12:41 AM by clechasseur
This is not a bug per se, and since short paths are disabled by default unless all commands are enabled, I think the impact is small.


clechasseur wrote Oct 9, 2016 at 2:30 PM

There are two issues here. I split the second one:

As for the first one, I could not reproduce, but I am not running Windows 10. I'll try to reproduce it on a Windows 10 system and report back

Robert993 wrote Oct 9, 2016 at 5:09 PM

It turned out that the 8.3 short file names are available in Windows 10 after all, but only for drive C: (system drive).
You might want to take a look at this forum thread:

clechasseur wrote Oct 9, 2016 at 9:54 PM

Good to know. Not sure there's anything I can do if MS turned them off though... Perhaps mention it during installation when running on Windows 10? Aside from that though...

Robert993 wrote Oct 9, 2016 at 10:49 PM