troubleshooting Question

8 character representation of a long directory name within a command prompt

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Windows OSMicrosoft DOS
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I have a directory named

c:\program files (x86)\Java60\jre

For directories longer than 8 characters,
In some contexts, Windows sometimes displays
these directories with something like the
following nomenclature


However, when I do a 'dir', or 'cd' on the command prompt, I can not see the 8 character representation of the directory name

How can I view the 8 character representation for a directory within a command prompt

Is there a certain command or context in which I can perform this?
Seth Simmons
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