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What the hell :[
« on: May 25, 2008, 03:10:05 PM »
Yesterday I formatted my computer and installed a fresh copy of XP, and I've encountered a weird issue involving file names being shortened. Check out the attachment... Notice how some of the folder names are shortened and an ellipses is appended to it? This is just my music folder, but it does this for everything. I should also note that I don't use Windows Explorer, I use something else called Xplorer2 Pro, but it happens in both file browsers.

Anybody know why this is happening and how to fix it? It's really annoying and totally pointless.
« Last Edit: May 25, 2008, 03:12:15 PM by Sqthreer! »
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Re: What the hell :[
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2008, 03:26:50 PM »
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/121007 ? D:

edit: sounds and looks like it should work

"Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP
To disable the 8.3 name creation on all NTFS partitions, type fsutil.exe behavior set disable8dot3 1 at a command prompt, and then press ENTER."
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Re: What the hell :[
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2008, 05:35:27 PM »
That isn't a 8dot3 name. An 8.3 name shortens things to something like "Aphex ~1" and stuff for directories (and ~1.ext for files with extensions). Plus, it's only happening to some of the names (look at that "Bone Thugs-N-Harmony" folder).

I did a couple quick google searches, but came up with nothing because it's kinda hard to search for crap like this. Hopefully spec will be able to figure this out, because I'm stumped.
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Re: What the hell :[
« Reply #3 on: May 25, 2008, 06:12:20 PM »
Yeah it seems to be totally random. I tried the thing Sneaky posted but it didn't work. It's really annoying, because it will shorten files or folders even with two or three characters. The AVG folder in my Program Files is down to "A..."

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« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2008, 08:33:40 PM »
I'd do a scan to see if there's any malware or shit on there. Maybe post a HijackThis log and let us dissect it.
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Re: What the hell :[
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2008, 09:26:15 PM »
Well... I doubt that's the case because this is a fresh install of Windows after a format, and it was doing this from the beginning :|
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Re: What the hell :[
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2008, 09:39:54 PM »
Well, I dunno.
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Re: What the hell :[
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2008, 01:48:55 AM »
Some WindowBlinds themes cause this...I think it's related to the font that's being used.
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Re: What the hell :[
« Reply #8 on: May 26, 2008, 01:59:20 AM »
WHOO!!

Once again, Mr. Spectere, you have guided me to my answer. I just changed my font from Calibri to Verdana and it looks
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Re: What the hell :[
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2008, 02:06:41 AM »
FUCK YEAH, I'M AWESOME :D

THE REST OF YOU SUX0R.  EXCEPT SQ3R HE'S COO.
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Re: What the hell :[
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2008, 05:19:45 AM »
 :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
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Re: What the hell :[
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2008, 01:21:36 PM »
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Re: What the hell :[
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2008, 02:01:05 PM »
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Re: What the hell :[
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2008, 03:27:21 PM »
I can't help but say that the above three posts were fucknig amazing.

that is all.


We pressed on. Shortly afterwards, we arrived in a poisonous, post-apocalyptic hell - a sprawling, toxic dumping ground stretching for a mile or two. This is the final resting place for your old TV, computer or mobile phone.

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Re: What the hell :[
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2008, 03:29:06 PM »
Indeed.

And with that, I'm going to lock this thread on a positive note since it can't get much better than it currently is. ;)
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