|Preserving Long Filenames for Legacy Applications (Windows 95/98/Me)|
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Windows normally preserves the long filenames of files accessed by legacy applications. This functionality can be disabled if you are experiencing LFN errors with a legacy application.
Open your registry and find the key below.
Create a new Binary value, or modify the existing value called 'PreserveLongNames' using the settings below.
Exit your registry, you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.
|(Default)||REG_SZ||(value not set)|
|PreserveLongNames||REG_BINARY||00 00 00 00|
System Key: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem]|
Type: REG_BINARY (Binary Value)
Value: (00 00 00 00 = disabled, ff ff ff ff = enabled)
Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.
Last Modified: January 12, 1999