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Filename Extension -- Steve Peterson <> pointed out that Windows 95 is more clever than we gave it credit for when mapping its long filenames to short ones.

On floppy disks it's a little more complicated. Windows 95 puts the long file names on the floppy, but in a format that (so far) only Windows 95 and NT can read. If you put the floppy in a DOS/Windows 3.1 PC or a Mac, you see eight-dot-three versions of the files.


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