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How to access long filenames or folders in MS-DOS?
« on: February 08, 2012, 12:44:33 pm »
Usually DOS format supports 8.3 file format.

You may see the folder name c:\program files on each windows operating system.

If you are using MS-DOS prompt (under 16 bit), the folder names will be truncated into 8 characters - that is progra~1.

In case, if you have two folders like given below:

c:\program files
c:\program data

then MS-DOS format would be the following:


The same logic goes for filenames also. This restriction in only if you are working with 16 bit applications.


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