Lost long file names when copying or moving files

Updated: 01/24/2018 by Computer Hope
lost long file names

Use a full 32-bit application such as Windows Explorer for managing the files on your computer. If you are using a program that does not have 32-bit support, such as File Manager, it does not support long file names.

A Windows program without long file name support will convert the file to the 8.3 format, which is an eight-character file name, with a three-character file extension.

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