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It sounds as if you might be altering the file type extension.
A file name is made up of 2 parts - The actual name (the bit before the . ) and the file type extension (the 3 or 4 letters after the . )
By default, the file type extensions are normally hidden (as this prevents problems), but it is possible to get XP to show them by the following method:
Open 'My Documents' folder. Click Tools>Folder Options>View. Scroll down the lsit and uncheck 'hide extensions for known file types' Click Ok.
If you have got the file extensions showing and you were to change or delete one the icon will change. The file type extension basically tells the computer what type of file it is, and which program should open it (and shows the appropriate programs icon.)
Ensure your files have the correct extension and the reverse the above steps to 'hide' them.
Hope this helps.
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