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XP long file names
Aug 11th, 2002 at 3:25pm
 
I went to Command line and found that something had changed after I had run PartitionMagic (I think).  I could not log to any directory with a long file name.  Previously worked. A CD\program Files bombs as not recognized.  CD\Progra~1 works OK.

Part II:  After PM bombed and after running thru chkdsk, scandisk and defrag I still have a 3GB unallocated partition (the amount I was hoping to expand C:.  D: (on same disk) has plenty of room.  The PM error was "bad file attribute"

Any suggestions on these two probs welcomed.

Austin
 
 
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Reply #1 - Aug 11th, 2002 at 10:24pm
 
what did u do with pm?
 
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Reply #2 - Aug 13th, 2002 at 5:36pm
 
What did I do with PM?  Hmmm, well I cursed it, not a lot just a little.  It's sitting there on my HD, resting, until I can get some one to h.e.l.p me.  PQ has not responded to my service help request.  Any ideas, anyone?  Austin
 
 
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Reply #3 - Aug 13th, 2002 at 5:39pm
 
no, i mean, what did u try to get pm to do? pm does a lot of different things. u said 'it bombed'? it bombed doing what?
 
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Reply #4 - Aug 13th, 2002 at 5:43pm
 
OH gosh - see I am kludgy.  I was trying to expand my 4GB C: drive by 3 more GB.  I have a D: on the same disk that has plenty room.  It bombed during the process with a "bad file attribute" error.  IT left a 3GB unallocated sector, which I can't recover.  Thanks RadMan
 
 
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Reply #5 - Aug 13th, 2002 at 8:00pm
 
is the c a primary partition, & the d an extended/logical?
 
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Reply #6 - Aug 13th, 2002 at 8:10pm
 
I Have one hard drive.  C: and D: and the unallocated segment are on that one hard drive.
 
 
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Reply #7 - Aug 13th, 2002 at 9:40pm
 
it's a little late now, but trouble like this with pm is not unusual.

best results come when you move off as much data as possible, defrag, and then give pm only one function to perform at a time.

in other words, if i wanted to expand my c into d territory, i would (assuming your c is a primary & your d is a logical drive in an extended partition):

1. move off as much data as possible and empty trash, delete all temp files, and ie temp files.
2. defrag both partitions & create a ghost image of c
http://ghost.radified.com/
3. shrink the d logical from the inside
4. reboot/execute operation
5. shrink the extended partition from the inside
6. reboot/execute operation
7. extend the c primary to fill the unclaimed space created by the 2 previous steps
8. reboot/execute operation

i have done this before myself, with no problems .. but i know many who weren't so fortunate.

most people try to do steps 3-8 all at once.
you want to make it as easy for pm as possible.
 
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Reply #8 - Aug 14th, 2002 at 6:58am
 
Thanks Radministrator, but now I think I'll sitdown and cry a little. My question to nowhere is, "why don't programs you pay for, not work?"  Ugh!



 
 
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