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Disabling Legacy Filename Creation
You can apply that basic Symantec approach to any situation in which you
receive errors when installing applications. Just enable the 8.3-standard
filename compatibility support during the install, and then disable it again after
the install is complete.
Now that you are aware of the possible problems that disabling the legacy
filename standard can cause and know what to do if you experience any, you
are ready to disable the feature. Follow these steps:
1. Open the Start screen, type Command Prompt .
2. Command Prompt appears at the top of the list in your Start screen.
Rightclick the shortcut and click Run As Administrator, as shown in Figure 15-1.
3. After Command Prompt has loaded in the Administrator context, you can
access the NTFS configuration utility. At the prompt, type fsutil behavior
set disable8dot3 1 as shown in Figure 15-2, and press Enter.
4. Close Command Prompt and restart your computer to activate the change.
Enabling the legacy filename feature is also very easy. Just repeat the preceding
instructions, but run fsutil behavior set disable8dot3 0 instead, and then restart.
Figure 15-1: Run Command Prompt as administrator.