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To disable automatic short file name generation, follow these steps:
- Click Start, click Run, type regedt32, and then click OK.
- On the Windows menu, click HKEY_LOCAL_ MACHINE on Local Machine.
- Double-click the \SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem folder.
- Double-click the NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation value, type the number 1 in the Data box, and then click OK.
- Quit Registry Editor, and then restart the computer.
Article ID: 210638 - Last Review: Feb 20, 2007 - Revision: 1