Make Windows display intact file names in folders


All of a sudden some file names appeared truncated in Windows Explorer, with dots instead of the full name, while other file names were intact!

E.g. “myofficework.txt” and next to that, without any reason, “kei…”.

I searched the internet, the Microsoft site, Windows tips sites, and I found nothing. Then I remembered that recently I had installed support for far-eastern languages (vietnamese, hebrew, etc.). Desperate as I was, I tried to uninstall these languages, in case the problem was fixed – and it was!

If you face the same problem, go to Control Panel > Regional and Language options > Languages, where you will find the option “Install files for complex script and right-to-left languages (including Thai)”. Uncheck this and restart your computer. Enjoy!

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