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Re: The "old" XTree Gold 3.0

Posted By: Mathias Winkler <>
Date: Saturday, 22 August 1998, at 3:47 a.m.

In Response To: The "old" XTree Gold 3.0 (Judy Dee)

> Was wondering...I always thought that once you migrated to
> Win95 you could NOT (should not??) use an old DOS program like Xtree
> because it could "harm"
> or corrupt your files. Now I see postings that people are still
> using it.
> I am confused, anyone out there knowlegable enough to explain
> all this to me?

Operations that CAN DO HARM to Win95/98/NT's VFAT (Long File Name) file system
are:
- All Copy/Move/Edit/etc. operations with files *not* matching the DOS 8.3
filename convention (i.e. files that look like this in a DOS app like XTree:
"FILENA~1.TXT" (for example).
- MOST DANGEROUS: Any DOS-based undelete utility, like XTree's "Oops":
NEVER try to use this under Win95/98/NT !! This will very likely destroy
significant portions of the filesystem!

Then there are some XTree commands that usually won't do harm at all, but
*may* not work properly on some Win95/98/NT systems, particularly the "Graft"
command, for instance.

However, if you are aware of those limitations, you obviously still can use
XTreeGold as well as many DOS applications, too, in the Windows DOS box/mode!

Regards
Mathias Winkler

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