DOS Shortcuts in NT

Brian Foster McLean brianm at
Tue Jun 23 16:37:20 GMT 1998

I have run accross an interesting problem--one that didn't happen in 95
but that happens in NT. If you create a shortcut to a DOS program and
store that shortcut on a samba drive, if the path where the shortcut is
stored has a non 8.3 path, the shortcut won't work and says that it cant
find the shortcut.(!) I'm guessing it has something to do with the way
that MS deals with the long file names. Has anyone else run accross the
problem and did you find a solution? 

The same shortcuts run on a real NT server regardless of 8.3 paths or

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