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Old 03-08-2006, 12:17 PM   #1
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I have just had a new motherboard fitted and reinstalled windows xp. Alls ok, but if i want to rename any files, i get a message "if you change a file name extension,the file may become unusable. are you sure you want to change it". I never had this before the reinstallment, can anyone help please
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Old 03-08-2006, 12:36 PM   #2
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As long as you change it to a file extension of a program you have i can't see it being a big problem.

Just in case save the file in a different place on your harddrive and try to change it and if it don't work then you know you have to try something else.

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Old 03-08-2006, 01:03 PM   #3
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this isnt an error .. your causing it ... a file may be file1.txt ... just leave thedot (.) and any stuff after it and you wont get that message ... e.g. rename file1.txt to file2.txt and your ok
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Old 03-08-2006, 01:33 PM   #4
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its not an erro at all, u only get this message wen u try to change the file extensions, the part after the dot (.) in ur file name. if u cant c the file extensions, go to folder options and uncheck the hide known fike extensions and u wil get all the extensions and try changing the name with out changing the part after the dot and i am sure that u wil not get this error again,
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Old 03-08-2006, 02:49 PM   #5
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Thank you all for welcome to the forum, and your help as been most usefull.
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Old 03-08-2006, 03:13 PM   #6
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maneesh, Can you plese refer to using full grammer please?

Terryco, welcome, and hope you have no more problems.
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Old 03-08-2006, 04:39 PM   #7
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i dont mean to get my nose in it, but what do you mean by full grammer?
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Well, not text talk.
So instead, use full sentences, etc.
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its too hard to read that "text talk" but i supposed i do it too :P ... well just a bit
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