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.doc files turned to .exe files

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#1 yaronatebogo


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Posted 06 July 2015 - 04:39 AM

i copied ms word document to flash disk, when i tried to retrieve it, the file has now turned into an application:  .exe and cannot open. how do i solve this problem

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 06:09 AM

The file on the Usb , Rename the extension from .exe to .docx.

Also make sure where you originally copied it from has the correct file ext assiociation.

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Posted 08 July 2015 - 12:34 PM

That is suspicious, unless the files are coming from a source you trust, I'd be wary of malware. It's probably safer to delete them, and re-copy the original documents to your flash-drive. As Havachat has suggested you can re-name a file to have the appropriate extension, but this will only help if the file is in fact a doc not a program. To do this you'll need to enable showing file extentions in Windows Explorer (the file browser, not your web-browser Internet Explorer). How to do this will vary depeneding on which version of Windows you have. In Windows 8 just click the view tab, then check the box for filename extentions.

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