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File names shortened in 5.1 under Windows 2000

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  • Subject: [mg55410] File names shortened in 5.1 under Windows 2000
  • From: Murray Eisenberg <murray at>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 03:51:00 -0500 (EST)
  • Organization: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst
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I'm running Mathematica 5.1 under Windows 2000.  Whenever I double-click 
a .nb file in windows Explorer whose name has more than 8 characters, 
the title bar shows a DOS-like "8+3" version of the file name.  (For 
example, "ParametricCurves.nb" appears as "Para~1.nb".)

If, on the other hand, I open the file from Mathematica's File menu, I 
see the full notebook name in the title bar.

Can the unwanted behavior in the double-click case be remedied (without 
upgrading to Windows XP)?

Murray Eisenberg                     murray at
Mathematics & Statistics Dept.       phone 413 549-1020 (H)
Univ. of Massachusetts                     413 545-2859 (W)
Amherst, MA 01003-4515

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