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#1 sceadugenga

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 01:34 AM

I was messing around with an epub file (graphic novel) trying to change it to a file that could be read on a comic reader.

 

When I looked, all of my epub files (many thousands had changed to ComicRack files.

 

For example:

 

(epub icon)gone with the wind.epub

 

is now

 

(comicrack icon)gone with the wind.comicrack

 

I need to get this back to what it was.



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#2 Platypus

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 02:33 AM

Are they together in a single folder? I think the simplest way to achieve that would be to open a command prompt in the folder and type REN *.comicrack *.epub

 

What OS version are you using?


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#3 sceadugenga

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 04:24 AM

They are not even in the same drives, a large attached external was effected as well.

 

I finally fixed it with System restore but I'd really like to know what caused it.



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Posted 29 May 2018 - 04:36 AM

Are you certain all the name extensions actually changed, it wasn't just the file association (hence the icon)?


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Posted 29 May 2018 - 06:40 PM

I'm not sure what you mean there, here's a screen shot I took before I fixed it.

When I moved the to my online storage the format description returned to epub.

 

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Posted 30 May 2018 - 12:18 AM

The listing is not set to display file extensions. I think you would have found that the files were still all called .ePub, but had become associated with the ComicRack reader. The type column is showing what application is registered to use that file type.

 

The file association gets changed if you choose to open a file with a different application, and don't notice you have the option checked to always use that application to open that file type.

 

System restore would have reversed that, plus whatever else got reversed going back to the last restore point. The proper way to change it would have been to change the file association back to the original reader you were using for ePub books, was it ADE reader? Looks like the icon in your screenshot is for the regular Adobe reader.


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Posted 30 May 2018 - 12:21 AM

Thanks for that.

 

Not sure, I deleted the comic reader program and went back to one that I used originally.



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Posted 30 May 2018 - 12:25 AM

As long as it's all sorted! But it's the kind of problem that can happen when you're just "messing about" with things. :)


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