Finder file names to show like in windows

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jasongk, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. jasongk macrumors newbie

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    I'm just recently bought a new macbook pro and the filenames in finder are driving me crazy. Is there a workaround for it to look like in windows, so finder cuts off the end of the file name and doesn't cut out the middle?
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    You can turn off file extensions in Finder>Preferences>Advanced.
     
  3. jasongk, Dec 24, 2010
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    jasongk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i know that... but i want finder to show "Big_ass_file_name_..." and not "Big_ass...see.txt" because i have quite a lot of files that are different in the middle and look the same at the beginning... and i turned the extenstions on :)
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

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    Ah. See pic. Double click the circled set of lines.

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  5. jasongk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so there is now way to change how finder truncates filenames? :confused:
     
  6. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Nope.
     
  7. agentphish macrumors 65816

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    nope. Best thing I can say is look at your files in a Finder window as list view and extend the category
     

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