Fsutil.exe can set the short file name of a file or folder.
NOTE: For Windows 2000, you can install Fsutil.exe from a Windows XP CD, or Windows Server 2003 CD.
The syntax for setting a short file name is:
fsutil file setshortname <filename> <shortname>
<filename> is the fully qualifed long file name of the file or folder. <shortname> is the 8.3 short name of the <filename> file or folder.
Examples:To set the short name of the C:\Documents and Settings\Jerry\My Documents folder, which defaults to MYDOCU~1, to MYDOCS:
fsutil file setshortname "C:\Documents and Settings\Jerry\My Documents" MYDOCS
To set the shortname of "C:\Documents and Settings\Jerry\My Documents\Blank Shipping Labels.doc", which defaults to BLANKS~1.DOC, to SHIPLBL.DOC:
fsutil file setshortname "C:\Documents and Settings\Jerry\My Documents\Blank Shipping Labels.doc" SHIPLBL.DOC