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Windows 7: Maximum count of characters for name of the icon

08 May 2009   #1
Rotar

WINDOWS 7
 
 
Maximum count of characters for name of the icon

So what I need to do, where change in regedit MAXIMUM COUNT OF CHARACTERS FOR NAME OF THE ICON?

I want that, icons in Win 7 in folders would be shown exactly in THE SAME WAY like they are in Win XP in Icons View.



Namely if I set in Win 7 Small Icons i got a list, Medium Icons are too big, so the only solution to have icons shown similar to XP is to set view between Small Icons and Medium Icons. And this looks like that:



I supposedly can leave them in those view BUT Win 7 maximum count of characters for name of the icon is a looot bigger then in XP, and this cause folders to look ugly and also viewing such folder is very uncomfortable. In XP maximum count of characters for name of the icon is set for 9 characters plus '...'



but it is 'activated' only when you exceeded 11 characters



In Win 7 on the other hand maximum count of characters for name of the icon is 42 characters plus '...' (SIC!!!!!!!)



but it is not 'activated' until you exceeded 44 characters




What I need to do to have the same restrictions as in Windows XP?


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08 May 2009   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Rotor, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I believe what you are wanting to change would be the Size of the Icon Spacing (Horizontal) and Icon Spacing (Vertical) items at step 7 in this tutorial about Advanced Apearance settings. The larger the size, the more space your have to display the file name in.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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08 May 2009   #3
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WINDOWS 7
 
 

Thx for help but it's not working like it should. ;/

Although it works in some way but only on desktop, not in folders. ;/
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08 May 2009   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, that was only to help allow for more space to help show more of the file name instead.
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09 May 2009   #5
Rotar

WINDOWS 7
 
 

But maybe I can change it somewhere in regedit, but I don’t know where.
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09 May 2009   #6
johngalt

 

You cannot change the maximum file name length - it is fixed by the OS, as seeen in What is the maximum number of characters a filename can be?
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10 May 2009   #7
Rotar

WINDOWS 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
You cannot change the maximum file name length - it is fixed by the OS, as seeen in What is the maximum number of characters a filename can be?
I don’t want to change that, just read my post again, and look at screens.

I just want to have it 'pretty' and useful as in Windows XP.
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