kern/71774: NTFS cannot "see" files on a WinXP filesystem

Peter Pentchev roam at
Wed Sep 15 12:30:28 PDT 2004

The following reply was made to PR kern/71774; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Peter Pentchev <roam at>
To: bug-followup at
Subject: Re: kern/71774: NTFS cannot "see" files on a WinXP filesystem
Date: Wed, 15 Sep 2004 22:23:09 +0300

 On Wed, Sep 15, 2004 at 06:53:49PM +0000, Peter Pentchev wrote:
 > So far the problem has only appeared once, but it had me stumped for a
 > couple of hours: I had transferred a set of 6 pictures, then, a couple
 > of days later, tried to access them from FreeBSD, and could not find
 > them in the directory where I could swear I'd put them before. An 'ls'
 > on that directory comes up with, well, nothing - no files, no subdirs,
 > no nothing (well, '.' and '..' are there alright).
 Of course, here I mean 'nothing unless the show-all-filenames flag is
 set on mounting'.
 > The funny part is,
 > the directory seems to contain DOS-style 8.3 names only, and no NTFS
 > (type 2) names at all!
 And here I certainly mean 'NOT type 2' :)
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