Source Safe And Long File Names

There's something about the integration between Microsoft's SourceSafe product and VisualBasic that causes SourceSafe to get very confused about directories: It reverts to using the Windows "8.3" mangled file names for directories and quickly becomes very confused about what directory it should be in and what directories files are checked out to.

Be careful: As you create, remove or rename directories, it may switch to an incorrect directory on you and really mess things up.

It may...

I make it a habit to edit my "ss.ini" file on a regular basis and delete out all the working directories except the root. It still gets confused sometimes, but this at least minimizes the pain. -- JeffGrigg


Very irritating that when setting a working directory it puts everything in upper case, effectively screwing Java PackageNames?. --ShaunSmith

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