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Microsoft KB Archive/255617

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Windows 2000 Setup Changes Some Short File Names


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server


When you upgrade from Microsoft Windows 95 or Microsoft Windows 98 to Windows 2000, the short file names for some files with long file names may be changed.


During Windows 2000 Setup, all profile folders and all binary files are moved from the Windows\System folder to the Winnt\System32 folder. When files with long file names are moved, their associated short (or 8.3) file names may change, depending on the order in which they are moved.

For example, the screen saver files "Flying Windows.scr" and "Flying Through Space.scr" have the short file names Flying~1.scr and Flying~2.scr. After an upgrade, these two short file names still exist, but may be reversed.

Additional query words:

Keywords : kbsetup KBW2KHOME
Issue type : kbprb
Technology : kbwin2000AdvServ kbwin2000AdvServSearch kbwin2000Serv kbwin2000ServSearch kbwin2000Search kbwin2000ProSearch kbwin2000Pro kbWinAdvServSearch

Last Reviewed: October 24, 2000
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