Can't cd in cmd.exe to more than 8 characters, i.e. can only cd c:\Progra~1 and not c:\Program Files\etc

Posted on 2004-11-15
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
Can't cd in cmd.exe to more than 8 characters, i.e. can only cd c:\Progra~1 and not c:\Program Files\etc.

I've tried
C:\>cd Program Files
Too many parameters - Files
I've Tried
C:\>cd "Program Files"
Parameter format not correct -  "Program

I can only do a
C:\>cd Progra~1


Please help as this is doing my head in!

Question by:dj_hixxxy
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    Expert Comment

    by:Lee W, MVP
    1.  Perhaps you are using ""
    2.  Perhaps Command extensions are off?
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    Author Comment

    You have no idea how much this has been ticking me off! Thanks!!

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