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DOSname - Get Filename in DOS

DOSname is a small program that returns the DOS name (8.3 filename) from a specified path or file.

I've been using this for ages, never came round to actually put it online, but there we are. If you occasionally need to get the short form (8.3 filename) from of a path or filename, this tool comes to help.

This is how DOSname looks like

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Long file name     Short file name  Long folder name           Short folder name
test_file.txt      TEST_F~1.TXT     c:\program files           c:\PROGRA~1
test_file_nr2.txt  TEST_F~2.TXT     c:\documents and settings  c:\DOCUME~1
test file nr2.txt  TESTFI~1.TXT
test file nr3.txt  TESTFI~2.TXT

  • Returns the DOS form (8.3 filename) from a specified path or file
  • User friendly Select Dir and Select File buttons to browse to your file or folder
  • Works also from the Command Prompt
  • Runs on Windows 95/98/ME/NT4/2k/2k3/2k8/XP/V/7/8/10
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