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NtfsAllowExtendedCharacterIn8dot3Name

HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem

Data type

Range

Default value

REG_DWORD

0 | 1

0

Description

Determines whether the characters from the extended character set, including diacritic characters, can be used in short file names using the 8.3 naming convention on NTFS volumes.

Value

Meaning

0

On NTFS volumes, file names using the 8.3 naming convention are limited to the standard ASCII character set (minus any reserved values).

1

On NTFS volumes, file names using the 8.3 naming convention may use extended characters.

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Windows 2000 does not add this entry to the registry. You can add it by editing the registry or by using a program that edits the registry.

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