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Windows 7: This is weird. Filename became corrupted? How to tell?


24 Mar 2010   #1

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This is weird. Filename became corrupted? How to tell?

This is weird. Filename became corrupted? How to tell?

Anyway, what happened to my files is very weird. There are a total 6 weird things regarding this issue, which have all left me very puzzled.

At first I have 8 files, named:
[Document]qwertyuiop.mkv
[Document]asdfghjkl.mkv
[Document]zxcvbnm.mkv
[Document]poiuytrewq.mkv
[Document]lkjhgfdsa.mkv

[Document]mnbvcxz.mkv
[Document]wsxedcrfv.mkv
[Document]tgbyhnujm.mkv
[Document]htrgefwdc.mkv

I transfer them from folder A to folder B
during that transfer, only [Doc]qwertyuiop.mkv retains its original filename. The other 5 filenames change respectively into:
_DOCUM~1.mkv
_DOCUM~2.mkv
_DOCUM~3.mkv
_DOCUM~4.mkv

_D2BA6~1.mkv
_D318A~1.mkv
_D0499~1.mkv

The 1st weird thing is: why did the filenames change? My hard disks are all in NTFS format.

The 2nd weird thing: why is it that when I set the folder to arrange the files by name, _D318A~1.mkv is placed before _D0499~1.mkv? shouldn't "0" be placed before "3"?



Then I decide to backup my hard disk, let's call it hdd A, by manually copying over the files onto hdd B. Note that this is the first time I am backing up hdd A onto hdd B.
Windows suddenly prompts me to tell me that there is an existing copy of _DOCUM~1.mkv in the folder (in hdd B) and whether I wanted to replace it.

The third weird thing: I looked at the folder (in hdd B, not hdd A) and there was no pre-existing _DOCUM~1.mkv so to speak of.

The fourth weird thing: I clicked on "copy and replace" and to my surprise_DOCUM~1.mkv replaced [Document]qwertyuiop.mkv and became the new [Document]qwertyuiop.mkv. The original [Document]qwertyuiop.mkv disappeared into thin air on hdd B, and there was no file named _DOCUM~1.mkv on hdd B either.


I thought it was really weird, so I deleted the folder on hdd B and re-copied it from hdd A again. This time round, I chose to "copy and rename" _DOCUM~1.mkv instead of replacing. So _DOCUM~1.mkv was renamed as _DOCUM~1 (2).mkv.


Now, I decide to test something and I created a New Folder on hdd A. I then copied the version of the weird folder on hdd B onto hdd A. Guess what:

The fifth weird thing: Windows suddenly prompts me to tell me that there is an existing copy of _DOCUM~2.mkv in the folder (in the New Folder on hdd A) and whether I wanted to replace it.

The sixth weird thing: Low and behold, this time round the replacing happened on _DOCUM~1 (2).mkv


Does anybody know what happened??

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