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2.3. Enable 8.3 Filename Support

Windows Server 2008 R2 or Windows 7 and Above

  • From the console of the server, type the following command:
    > fsutil 8dot3name set 0
  • Then:
    > fsutil 8dot3name query
  • Confirm that the value is now set to '0'
  • Next, continue to the 'Force 8.3 Filenames' section to force 8.3 filenames into the existing legacy files and folders


For Servers Prior to 2008 R2 and Workstations Prior to Windows 7

  • From the console of the server, type the following command:
    > fsutil behavior set disable8dot3 0
  • Then:
    > fsutil behavior query disable8dot3
  • Confirm that the value is now set to '0'
  • Reboot the server
    Important: For servers prior to 2008 R2 and workstations prior to Windows 7, a reboot is required.
  • Once the server is rebooted, continue to the 'Force 8.3 Filenames' section

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