Disable 8.3 names on FAT?

Paul Sheahan ( (no email) )
Tue, 28 Jul 1998 18:01:34 -0400

NT has a registry option called "NTFSDisable8dot3NameCreation" which you can
set to disable 8.3 file names. This results in ONLY a LONG filename being
created for every new file on the system, reducing overhead.

When you create long filenames on a FAT partition under NT, the 8.3 short
filename is also created (you can view it with "dir/x").

Does anyone know how to turn 8.3 filename creation off on a FAT partition?
Changing the above registry setting doesn't seem to effect this option on
FAT partitions, because I can see a short and long filename appear in either

Anyone have any ideas?