Data type Range Default value
REG_DWORD 0 | 1 0


Determines whether the characters from the extended character set, including diacritic characters, can be used in 8.3 short file names on NTFS volumes.

Value Meaning
0 8.3-format file names on NTFS volumes are limited to the standard ASCII character set (minus any reserved values.)
1 Extended characters are permitted in 8.3-format file names on NTFS volumes.

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Windows 2000 does not add this entry to the registry. You can add it by editing the registry or by using a program that edits the registry.