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How does one enable/disable LFN (long file names) ?

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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Both file systems FAT,NTFS support long filenames up to 255 characters
    in length.
    By default,it is enabled.
    You can disable long file names on FAT volumes if you use MS-DOS–based
    disk tools regularly on the computer. These tools might either eliminate
    the long file names created by OS or delete the files that have long
    file names.

    There is also registry tweaking to Enable or,Disable Long Filename Support.
    Check it here.
    http://tinyurl.com/afqwh

    regards,
    ssg MS-MVP


    Brad Bennett wrote:
    > How does one enable/disable LFN (long file names) ?
    >
    > Thanks.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Further help:-
    http://tinyurl.com/ysebc

    regards,
    ssg MS-MVP

    S.Sengupta wrote:

    > Both file systems FAT,NTFS support long filenames up to 255 characters
    > in length.
    > By default,it is enabled.
    > You can disable long file names on FAT volumes if you use MS-DOS–based
    > disk tools regularly on the computer. These tools might either eliminate
    > the long file names created by OS or delete the files that have long
    > file names.
    >
    > There is also registry tweaking to Enable or,Disable Long Filename Support.
    > Check it here.
    > http://tinyurl.com/afqwh
    >
    > regards,
    > ssg MS-MVP
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Brad Bennett wrote:
    >
    >> How does one enable/disable LFN (long file names) ?
    >>
    >> Thanks.
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    "Brad Bennett" <bradb56@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:42a7b0de$0$28566$9a6e19ea@unlimited.newshosting.com...
    > How does one enable/disable LFN (long file names) ?
    >
    > Thanks.

    They are always enabled. You can see SFNs at the
    Command Prompt like so:

    dir /x
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