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Windows 7: Windows explorer - How do I view full file names AND see an icon

14 Apr 2013   #1
curtj

 
 
Windows explorer - How do I view full file names AND see an icon

I work with a lot of animation sequences, and when using Win explorer it has always irked me that if I want to view anything but list or details view then the filenames are truncated.

This is a problem because the sequences I work with often have long(ish) names and numerically iterated, generally being suffixed by a padded number.

Is there a way that I can view tiles, or content, or icons without having the filenames truncated?

(Bonus question: how come sometimes I get the option to view 'content' and other times the option is not there?)

Thanks peeps.

Curt.
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14 Apr 2013   #2
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Some Options

You could try these options:
  • Increasing the Icon Spacing (horizontal and vertical) can allow for longer filenames.
  • Setting the icons to the largest size can also allow you to view longer names.
  • Also you could use Details view and have the Preview Pane active.
That program seems to be using the old style Windows dialogue boxes, so I'm not sure if any of the options (I listed above) will have much effect.
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14 Apr 2013   #3
Jacee
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