16-bit, 8.3, long filenames

Stephen Waters swaters at amicus.com
Thu Dec 9 15:07:50 GMT 1999

1) can you write the exact error message to the list?
2) have you changed any of the default mangling settings in smb.conf?
the default options are the best (i discovered this the hard way a few
weeks back...)


Harald Hannelius wrote:
> Hi there,
> I know that part of this is in the FAQ, but I need some more info.
> We're on a NTWKS and we try to doubleclick an MS-Access file on a
> samba-share..
> When doubleclicking files in win95 explorer, and the paths for the
> files are not 8.3 compliant, all works ok. This is not the case in NT
> though. We get an error from NT that shows us some mystical mangled
> filename, and it tells us that it cannot open it. From 'File -> Open' it
> seems to work most of the time.
> How do I get doubleclick-opening of MS-Access files from the samba-server
> working on the NTWKS with long filenames? (i.e. not 8.3)
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