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Using Long Filenames. Example : Financial Report.doc Filename: 1 to 255 characters in length You can use uppercase and lowercase (case-aware, but not case-sensitive) You can use spaces and periods You cannot use these characters: \ / : * ? “ < > |.

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Using long filenames

Using Long Filenames

Example: Financial Report.doc

  • Filename: 1 to 255 characters in length

  • You can use uppercase and lowercase (case-aware, but not case-sensitive)

  • You can use spaces and periods

  • You cannot use these characters:

    \ / : * ? “ < > |


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Using Long Filenames

Example: Financial Report.doc

  • Filenames consist of two parts:

    • Main part of filename:Financial Report

    • File extension:doc

  • Main part of filename identifiesthe contents of the file

  • File extension identifies the file type

  • The last period separates the file extension from the main part of the filename

  • Windows typically associates a file extensionwith an application installed on a computer


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Using Long Filenames

Naming Folders

Example: Program Files

  • Folder names follow the same guidelines for naming files

  • Folder names usually do not have a file extension


Ms dos filenames

MS-DOS Filenames

Example: RESUME.DOC

  • Filename: 1 to 8 characters

  • File extension: 1 to 3 characters

  • DOS only uses uppercase

  • You cannot use spaces

  • A single period separates the file extension from the filename

  • You cannot use these characters:

    \ / : * ? “ < > | + = ; , [ ]


Value of long filenames

Value of Long Filenames

Example of:

  • Windows 95/98/NT4/2000/ME/XP Filename:

    First Quarter Sales Summary.doc

  • MS-DOS or Windows 3.x Filename:

    QTR1SLS.DOCorQTR1_SLS.DOC


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Using Long Filenames

  • Application and system filenames follow the MS-DOS naming conventions

    Examples:

    Microsoft Wordwinword.exe

    ExplorerEXPLORER.EXE

    Font ViewFONTVIEW.EXE

    Disk CleanupCLEANMGR.EXE


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Using Long Filenames

  • System and application folders may or may not follow the MS-DOS naming conventions

    Windows folder:WINDOWS

    WINNT

    WIN98

    Long Filenames:Program Files

    My Documents

    Temporary Internet Files

    Offline Web Pages

    Microsoft Office

    Internet Explorer

    Accessories


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