I have a lot many files that has validation error. for e.g when a file name pinstruct.dll has a shortfile name "Pinst~1|pinstruct.dll" and another with the same shortfile name "Pinst~1|pinstrucs.dll". This throws the validation error.

One or two files can be changed, but how do we have to change the many files in the ISM with same short file name.

Other manual change, do we have anything that can change it automatically.

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It should not be a problem with the current filesystems.. 

Short FileName is used by old versions of DOS, versions of Microsoft Windows prior to Windows 95, and Windows NT 3.51. It is also used in modern Microsoft operating systems as an alternate filename to the long filename for compatibility with legacy programs. The filename convention is limited by the FAT file system. Similar 8.3 file naming schemes have also existed on earlier CP/MAtari, and some Data General and Digital Equipment Corporation minicomputer operating systems. ( thanks to wikipedia)


Answered 03/21/2013 by: jaybee96
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  • Thanks for taking some time.... These are the validation error that we receive.... And this error has a point to make.... If you find the same shortfile name..... It will lose the reference counting....
  • I know.. validation is invented around 1999 when this was relevant. ICE validation is not changed since.. ;-)
    So I don't worry about this much...
    if you still need to have support for this ...for some reason then
    you could write a vb that will check your MSI's for duplicate entries and change the #
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