Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here


files names longer than 8 character

files names longer than 8 character

files names longer than 8 character

Hi, i'm using a focus six professional 6.40 version on a windows 7 platform and i've found a problem.
I've a job witch verifies the presence of some files in a specific directory :


Until i was using XP the command 'DOS STATE' run correctly even if the name of .REP file was longer than 8 character.
For example a file named XXXX281210.rep was seen as XXXX28~1.rep and all goes ok.
Now if I use command DIR under focus session where is stored the file named XXXX281210.rep it seems that directory is empty.
Is there any settings to change in focus or windows to let the command 'DIR' works correctly again?

Thank you very much

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members!

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close