2.4.5 FileAlternateNameInformation

This information class is used to query alternate name information for a file. The alternate name for a file is its 8.3 format name (eight characters that appear before the "." and three characters that appear after). A file MAY have an alternate name to achieve compatibility with the 8.3 naming requirements of legacy applications.<97>

A FILE_NAME_INFORMATION (section 2.1.7) data element containing an 8.3 file name (section is returned by the server.

This operation returns a status code as specified in section 2.2. Upon success, the status code returned by the function that processes this file information class is STATUS_SUCCESS. The most common error codes are listed in the following table.

Error code




The specified information record length does not match the length that is required for the specified information class.



The object name is not found or is empty.



The output buffer was filled before the complete name could be returned.