In windows if you list directory and files with DIR command in MS Dos prompt then you will get the list of files and directory with long names including spaces and when you want to change the directory with CD command to get into that directory then you may can get error.

Below is the screen shot if you give DIR command:

get short directory and file names in ms dos for windows

To get the short names for files and directories in 8.3 name format in windows give Dir command with X parameter e.g. Dir /x as shown below:

file and directory name in 8.3 format in windows

Like for directory Program Files (x86) the short name is Progra~2.

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Get short directory name in windows, in 8.3 primary and extension file name ms dos format.

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