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In Windows XP, if a file name on the Desktop is greater than eight characters, the name is truncated and an ellipsis ("...") appears. Is there anyway to always display the full file name?

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The file names are truncated because the icons only have a certain amount of vertical and horizontal area assigned to them.

Icon Settings in XP

You may want to check out a little utility named DeskView:

Deskview.exe changes your desktop icons from “large icons” to “small icons.

Deskview Results

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Does this work in Windows 7 as well? –  ekaj Mar 25 '12 at 18:43

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