Restore Short Names in Backupper File Backup

Dear AOMEI Team,


although there's not much left to wish in AOMEI Backupper, I came upon one thing:

With file/directory backup, Backupper does offer the option to restore NTFS ACLs (which is really cool), but preserving short names (8.3) is not possible. This might become a problem when backing up and restoring program directories (e. g. MS Office), since for some reason these files are often referenced in the registry by their 8.3 names.


Thanks a lot!


P.S.:

As a test I created a directory with several files beginning with the same letters:


 Datentr„ger in Laufwerk C: ist SYSTEM
 Volumeseriennummer: B816-7189

 Verzeichnis von C:\Users\fstue\Desktop\Neuer Ordner

01.12.2015  21:56    <DIR>                       .
01.12.2015  21:56    <DIR>                       ..
01.12.2015  21:55                 0 HA0366~1.TXT hallihallo - Kopie.txt
01.12.2015  21:55                 0 HALLIH~1.TXT hallihallo.txt
01.12.2015  21:55                 0 HA0E93~1.TXT hallihalloaberauch - Kopie.txt
01.12.2015  21:55                 0 HALLIH~3.TXT hallihalloaberauch.txt
01.12.2015  21:55                 0 HA3380~1.TXT hallihallonochmal - Kopie.txt
01.12.2015  21:55                 0 HALLIH~2.TXT hallihallonochmal.txt
01.12.2015  21:55                 0 HA6FCB~1.TXT hallihallonochmalaberauch - Kopie.txt
01.12.2015  21:55                 0 HALLIH~4.TXT hallihallonochmalaberauch.txt
               8 Datei(en),              0 Bytes
               2 Verzeichnis(se), 114.048.745.472 Bytes frei


Then I backed up this directory, deleted it, restored it and got this:


 Datentr„ger in Laufwerk C: ist SYSTEM
 Volumeseriennummer: B816-7189

 Verzeichnis von C:\Users\fstue\Desktop\Neuer Ordner

01.12.2015  22:05    <DIR>                       .
01.12.2015  22:05    <DIR>                       ..
01.12.2015  21:55                 0 HALLIH~1.TXT hallihallo - Kopie.txt
01.12.2015  21:55                 0 HALLIH~2.TXT hallihallo.txt
01.12.2015  21:55                 0 HALLIH~3.TXT hallihalloaberauch - Kopie.txt
01.12.2015  21:55                 0 HALLIH~4.TXT hallihalloaberauch.txt
01.12.2015  21:55                 0 HA3380~1.TXT hallihallonochmal - Kopie.txt
01.12.2015  21:55                 0 HAA816~1.TXT hallihallonochmal.txt
01.12.2015  21:55                 0 HA6FCB~1.TXT hallihallonochmalaberauch - Kopie.txt
01.12.2015  21:55                 0 HA14E9~1.TXT hallihallonochmalaberauch.txt
               8 Datei(en),              0 Bytes
               2 Verzeichnis(se), 114.048.217.088 Bytes frei


Please note that the short names have changed, since the files were (re)created (during restore) in another order than originally.

Comments

  • We feel sorry for the inconvenience that our software does not backup the short names.We will consider to make improvement on this issue.

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