Windows 7 File Names Broken In Folders

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  1. DasFox

    DasFox Diamond Member

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    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?


    THANKS
     
  2. MustISO

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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.
     
  3. DasFox

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    So no matter what view settings there's no fix for this?

    Looks really lame when looking through folders, trying to read stuff... :(
     
  4. DasFox

    DasFox Diamond Member

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    Anyone know if there's a way to fix this?

    Thanks
     
  5. pcgeek11

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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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  6. DasFox

    DasFox Diamond Member

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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... :(
     
  7. Nothinman

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    Switch to detail or list view?
     
  8. DasFox

    DasFox Diamond Member

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