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Cant Change File Names Xp Pro Need Help Please


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#1 scotty38

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 06:22 PM

Hi i have a bit of a proble with my Windows XP Pro computer

when i click on any file and try to change the name i get this message (if you change a file name extension, the file may become unusable. Are you sure you want to change it?) if i select yes the file is then unusable

I don't know why it is doing this but i have a feeling i must have changed a setting some ware and its driving me mad.

Have tried anti virus and spyware scans nothing found.

any help would be most appreciated.

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#2 medab1

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 06:32 PM

You change the name of a file to the left of the dot only.

dog.jpg can be changed to anything.jpg.

It cannot be changed to dog.bmp or dog.gif or whatever.(without converting it with an image editor)

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#3 scotty38

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 07:03 PM

I feel so dum now lol

still find it strange as i don't remember changing them this way before but the main thing is i can change the names now.

thanks medad1

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 07:06 PM

Glad to help.

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 03:09 AM

Just a small point here, I find it more helpful to have the file extensions displayed by explorer. as when you are re-naming it takes literally what you type.

In explorer goto tools/folder options/view tab, uncheck 'hide extensions for known file types' and OK it. ;)
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