MSS: (NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation) Enable the computer to stop generating 8.3 style filenames

MSS: (NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation) Enable the computer to stop generating 8.3 style filenames


Supported on: At least Windows Vista
NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation


  1. Enable 8Dot3 Creation on all Volumes
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSystem\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem
    Value NameNtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Disable 8Dot3 Creation on all Volumes
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSystem\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem
    Value NameNtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. Set 8dot3 name creation per volume using FSUTIL (Windows 7 or later)
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSystem\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem
    Value NameNtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2
  4. Disable 8Dot3 name creation on all volumes except system volume (Windows 7 or later)
    Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    Registry PathSystem\CurrentControlSet\Control\FileSystem
    Value NameNtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value3


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