Hiya! Was just wondering if any of you had an answer to this, as my teacher is giving out 1% to my final mark if I can get the answer he wants. So far these are what I've gave him: This is the e-mail I sent the teacher: > Is it.... > > 1) Memory was costly at the time so they used shorter names? > > 2) They took it from CP/M in order to make file transfers between CP/M and > DOS easier to manage? > > 3) There are 32 bytes containing things such as: File, address, length, > time, date stamps, while 11 are set aside for the 8.3? And this is what i got back: All you mentioned in your e-mail was correct, except you didn't tell my why 8.3 was "chosen." Any more ideas?