Does DAVE support long filenames?

DAVE supports long filenames. Windows stores both a long file name and a short file name for every file. Because DAVE resides on a Mac, it will not be able to see long filenames that exceed 31 characters in length. Therefore, it will display the short file name. The short filename is created by Windows to fit the 8.3 format.

An example of the naming convention for short filenames:
You have three files on the Windows machine:

THC-CS_lynx-1010_MC-105_data.xls
THC-CS_lynx-1010_MC-106_data.xls
THC-CS_lynx-1010_MC-107_data.xls

For long file names, the differences of the file names are evident.

The short file names of these files will be listed as:

THC-CS~1.XLS
THC-CS~2.XLS
THC-CS~3.XLS

Because the first eight characters are the same for all three files, the short name must find a way to differentiate between the three files. The first six characters, then a tilde, then a number designation is the convention that Windows uses to create the short file names.