Windows Exporer name not NTFS name Tags: Configuration NTFS Windows XP Last response: February 25, 2011 1:41 PM in Windows XP Share gmgj February 24, 2011 8:14:40 PM In Explorer the thing displays as "Empty_WasPictures_Empty". see the top, the name is C:\Documents and Settings\US\My Documents\My Pictures "Empty_WasPictures_Empty" properties This is basic NTFS stuff I never new. WTF is it? Where is it documented? What is it called? Why the %^^& can't I change "Empty_WasPictures_Empty" to "My Pictures" Its an alias, or a synonym or symbolic link or something, but I just want to make them the same and alas I want to understand. More about : windows exporer ntfs gmgj February 25, 2011 1:41:11 PM To me, it sounded like an NTFS disk junction, but its not. its the Shell Namespace see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_Folders Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAccessing files created in Ubuntu (on an NTFS drive!) from Windows 7 ForumWindows XP Directory and file name limits / maximums ForumWindows 2003 Full Path + file name limit to 255 characters? ForumChanging a folder's name text colour. ForumHHDs won't be able to modify partition name ForumFile Name Colors ForumChanging Name in "Documents/Settings" ForumTilde in file name ForumInstalled New WD SE Hard drive - File Name error and slow ForumHelp deleting a folder with a space at the end of the name ForumCan not delete a file with 8bit characters in the name Forumconvert to short name Foruma person's name has a $ after it. How do i get it off? ForumHow do you change file name length parameters? ForumAccessing NTFS Drive after Windows 7 Install ForumHELP!!! Please with Windows XP ForumPrinter searching preferences windows xp ForumAudio device for windows xp free download dell inspiron 6000 Forum[Solved] About Windows XP SP3 ForumShould it take 4 days to install windows xp on to my computer? More resources Read discussions in other Windows XP categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Video !