Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

In order to try to reproduce a bug, I need to disable the generation of short path aliases in Windows (XP, Vista and 7). Where is this setting exactly?

MSDN - Long vs short path names

share|improve this question
up vote 2 down vote accepted

You can use the fsutil program to disable 8.3 file name generation on NTFS partitions.

fsutil.exe behavior set disable8dot3 1

This is documented in the Microsoft Support article How to Disable the 8.3 Name Creation on NTFS Partitions

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.