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By Cr@zy@ssM@g!c!@n ·
i would like to know what is the maximum amount of characters i can use to name a file under windows 98.. i would like to know the answer and some proof please. thx, i searched microsoft site and could not come up with the answer.

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by DKlippert In reply to character length

Type the Q number in the search box at support.microsoft.com

How Windows Generates 8.3 File Names from Long File Names

Q142982

The information in this article applies to:

- Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
- Microsoft Windows 98
- Microsoft Windows 95
- Microsoft Windows NT Server version 4.0
- Microsoft Windows NT Workstation version 4.0
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SUMMARY
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Windows supports long file names up to 255 characters in length. Windows also
generates an MS-DOS-compatible (short) file name in 8.3 format to allow
MS-DOS-based or 16-bit Windows-based programs to access the files.

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by Alpha-Male In reply to character length

Take a look in the Windows 98 Help file. There it states:

A file name can contain up to 255 characters, including spaces. It cannot contain the following characters: \ / : * ? " < > |

to find it, I did a search for "folder name".

I believethe real issue relates to maximum path length...

Hope this helps.

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by Cr@zy@ssM@g!c!@n In reply to character length

you the man..........

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