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changing the file names settings in NT

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mel-CFE, Nov 13, 2001.

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  1. Mel-CFE

    Mel-CFE Thread Starter

    Nov 13, 2001
    Windows NT allows for file names up to 128 characters. However, when we try to archive files onto CDs, the CDs will only allow for file names with 64 characters and truncates the file names. This in turn renders all the hyperlinks in the files useless. Is it possible to change the settings in NT to only allow file names up to 64 characters?
  2. Rockn


    Jul 29, 2001
    I don't think so, I do believe that is part of the filesystem and the File Allocation tables. How are the filenames being entered in the first place? If it is by end users your only option would be to educate them or build an input system in Access or something that would only allow the 64 charachters for file names. There might also be the option of renaming them via batch file and create a cross referenced index to the original filename.
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