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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 Word winword.exe

Explorer EXPLORER.EXE

Font View FONTVIEW.EXE

Disk Cleanup CLEANMGR.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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