File names shortened in 5.1 under Windows 2000

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg55410] File names shortened in 5.1 under Windows 2000*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Tue, 22 Mar 2005 03:51:00 -0500 (EST)*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

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 math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. phone 413 549-1020 (H) Univ. of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) Amherst, MA 01003-4515