I'd guess that as with so many things on PCs, it's for historical reasons -
dating back before LFN support to the DOS '8.3' filename restriction.
There's probably a compatibility issue with earlier versions of Windows as
well.

I've never seen any extensions over 3 characters - does Windows now support
this?

Regards

Andy Gulliver

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Don Ingram [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: 28 January 2002 20:47
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Schematics no longer recognized.
>
>
> As an aside...
>
> Why don't companies use longer file extensions in an attempt to minimise
> collisions? .sch has always been a pain, .schematic would be much more
> reliable. Admittedly this is diminished with the database file.
>
>
>
> Cheers
>
> Don Ingram
> Leading Edge Design
> +61 7 4954 6074
> +61 7 4954 6222

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