I was cleaning up some stuff on my C drive using SpaceSniffer, and now on my D drive, paths with spaces in them are no longer showing the short 8:3 form when using dir /X. To test things, I've created the exact same folder name on the C and D drive, and only the D drive is having this issue. Now things like my builds are broken when running on that drive. So, what could possibly do this to my drive? It's NTFS ... it had the option to index the contents, in addition to file properties (trying to remove that now), but other than that, it looks the same as the C drive.
closed as off topic by SvW, Michael Hampton♦, mdpc, Ward, Khaled Jan 5 '13 at 8:10
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should be set to 2, which stands for "allow 8.3 file name creation to be configured on a per-volume basis." Yours was set to 2, which is good.
That will enable short name creation on the D drive.