File extentions in XP

  • TheTonyGuy
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Occasionally I will download a file that is unusable because it has the wrong extention. In Win98 it was very easy for me to fix it by trying other extentions until I got the right one. I have not been able to do this in XP. When I try, the extenstion I enter becomes part of the name. Example: PIC613.jpeg.mov :x (jpeg) being the part I added.

I do realize that choosing "Open With..." works most of the time to view a file in the program meant for it. But I prefer to permantly fix it. :D
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  • grinch2171
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Open up My Computer
Click on Tools then Folder Options
Click the View Tab
Uncheck Hide extensions for known filetypes.
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Post 3+ Months Ago

Thanks! Good call. I am really embarassed that it was so simple.

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