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Old 12-04-2012, 05:01 PM   #1
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Default Windows 7 File Names Broken In Folders

I've surfed around Google trying to find a solution and couldn't come up with anything...

Ever since Windows 7 came out I noticed this problem but never bothered with it till now, it's just driving me crazy.

I don't get it, but long file names appear broken when the file is in a folder, but if I place the file on the desktop it's not.

At first I noticed this in USB flash drives, thinking it had to do with FAT32, so I changed to NTFS, same probem, also on a USB drive, in a folder or not, the file names always appear broken too.

Here's a screen shot;

http://i.imgur.com/oMGst.jpg

Anyone know how I can fix this so file names appear correct in a folder(s) like how it appears on the desktop in that screen shot?


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It has to do with the view settings. Some of the settings cause the file name to wrap due to the space limitations.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:25 PM   #3
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It has to do with the view settings. Some of the settings cause the file name to wrap due to the space limitations.
So no matter what view settings there's no fix for this?

Looks really lame when looking through folders, trying to read stuff...
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:57 AM   #4
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Anyone know if there's a way to fix this?

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Old 12-12-2012, 02:02 AM   #5
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Anyone know if there's a way to fix this?

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Nothing to fix. It isn't broken. You could use the Extra Large Icon View or create shorter file names.
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:06 AM   #6
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Well sometimes you can't create a shorter name, it is what it is...

If that's not something broken then I don't know what is...

To me this deserves fixing, maybe in Window 8 there isn't this problem...

Sad to think there's nothing that can be done, it looks pathetic trying to read things...
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Old 12-12-2012, 12:27 PM   #7
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Switch to detail or list view?
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Switch to detail or list view?

I was only concerned with being able to maintain the Medium Icon view...
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