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Windows 7: Folder view - list (file names cut off)

15 Jan 2009   #1
Cyphon

Se7en!
 
 
Folder view - list (file names cut off)

Anyone else have this problem with long file names?
When using the folder view of list, it cuts off the file name past a certain point. I've looked around and can't find a setting that allows me to modify this setting.

In Vista and previous versions of Windows after switching to list view you could just hit refresh and the cut off file names would appear and the invisible list columns would maximize accordingly.



Just wanted to see if there was any way to resolve this before submitting it to MS.


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15 Jan 2009   #2
tdk08

Windows 7 Ultimate Beta 7000
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cyphon View Post
Anyone else have this problem with long file names?
When using the folder view of list, it cuts off the file name past a certain point. I've looked around and can't find a setting that allows me to modify this setting.

In Vista and previous versions of Windows after switching to list view you could just hit refresh and the cut off file names would appear and the invisible list columns would maximize accordingly.



Just wanted to see if there was any way to resolve this before submitting it to MS.
Maybe its because your viewing it in libraries? See if it acts the way you want it to in a normal folder.
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15 Jan 2009   #3
Cyphon

Se7en!
 
 

Negative, it occurs anywhere in Windows Explorer.
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15 Jan 2009   #4
johngalt

 

Does it on mine too - seems to be a max character limitation in that view....
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16 Jan 2009   #5
lyautey

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

same here, it's really annoying. you have to keep the mouse on a file to view its full name.

i hope there's a way to show the full filename
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16 Jan 2009   #6
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Try clicking "View" in the menu bar. Select details.You will now see a top bar over the items. Right click the "Name" and "Size all columns to fit"
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16 Jan 2009   #7
lyautey

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

thanks dave
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16 Jan 2009   #8
k56flex

Seven x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davehc View Post
Try clicking "View" in the menu bar. Select details.You will now see a top bar over the items. Right click the "Name" and "Size all columns to fit"
Didn't work for me. Still giving the cut off view.


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16 Jan 2009   #9
lyautey

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

it works only on the detailed view, not on list view.


btw nice HD porn collection lol :P just kidding
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16 Jan 2009   #10
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

You did select Detail mode from the menu bar - View, to set up the column sizes?
That is the menu bar from: Organise - layout , and tick "menu bar"


P.S. Maybe another one for the Tutorials if it is not already in there?
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