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How To Find the Windows Short Path For Any Directory (Example, How to Shorten "C:\Program Files (x86)\" To Remove The Spaces From The Directory Name) (Doc ID 2187442.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 22, 2020

Applies to:

Primavera P6 Enterprise Project Portfolio Management - Version 5.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


In a windows environment, often times you can run into issues specifying a file or file path with special characters or spaces in it.

For example: C:\Program Files (x86)\<filename> in a configuration file, connection string, executable document, or an environment variable such as the PATH variable.

To correct this, a DOS short name should be used to eliminate special characters while maintaining the address of the directory.

How do you tell the DOS short name for the path you need?


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