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I'm unable to rename any file in win XP,a message appears displaying "If you change a file name extension,the file may become unusable" Plz help to fix this

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Go to control panel then go to folder option then click on view tab. On the list you'll find a option named "Hide extensions for known file type". Enable this option and click OK. Now you can rename your files easily.

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You can rename every file but you may want to pay attention not to change the last part of the name of the file (the part that come after the dot). The dot and the last part of the name are necessary for operating system to know how to open the file. This is the reason for the message you get when trying to change file name

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I'm unable to rename any file in win XP,a message appears "If you change a file name extension,the file may become unusable" Plz help


Go to control panel then go to folder option then click on view tab. On the list you'll find a option named "Hide extensions for known file type". Enable this option and click OK. Now you can rename your files easily.

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In windows operating system it is very simple to rename a group of files in a folder.<br />step 1:go to the folder where the group of files are located.<br />step 2:right click on the empty space of the window.<br />step 3: select "new",then select "text document".<br />step 4: open the newly created text document by double clicking it.<br />step 5: then type in the the following command "@ren".<br />there are some more texts that should be entered after "@ren",those texts are associated with the contexts which are discussed after the next step.<br />step 6:save the file as ren.bat in the same folder.double click the file ren.bat to carry out the batch file renaming.<br />context 1: suppose u dont want to change the name of files on the folder but u want change the extension u want to change a group of files having '.exe' extension to '.zip' extension, then at step 5 enter the following commands..<br />"@ren *.exe *.zip"<br />context 2:suppose if u want to add a phrase as a preflix or as a suffix to a group of file, say u want to add the word "sony" as a prefix to a group of photos of extension in a folder then at step 5 enter the text as<br /> "@ren *.jpg sony*.jpg"<br />if u want it as suffix,then write<br />"@ren *.jpg *sony.jpg"<br />then follow remaining steps

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HOW TO OPEN A MICROSOFT OFFICE 2007 USING OFFICE 2003.


Hi,if you have Microsoft 2003 office(ie .doc,.xls, etc)installed on your PC
no need to break any sweat because you can open documents sent
to you that was saved in Microsoft 2007 format(ie .docx,.xlsx etc).
N/B:the .doc and .docx is the file extension.
Here is what you need to do when you have such issues ie .docx etc(document in office 2007)
and you need to open it:
Step for WINDOWS XP USERS:
You have a file.E.g Boss and you are using Microsoft office 2003,here is what what you need to do:
i) Open My Documents folder
ii) Then go to Tools menu
iii) Folder Options=>a Folder option box pops out
iv) Here you click on the View tab =>go to the advance Settings section=>count nine check boxes down from the top and on the tenth you have "HIDE EXTENSIONS FOR KNOWN FILE TYPES"
v) Uncheck this box and click OK
vi) Now go to the file which will have something like these now E.g Boss.docx
vii) Right-click on the file select rename=> delete the "X" in Boss.doc(x) only and press enter
viii) A message box titled Rename will appear saying "IF YOU CHANGE A FILE NAME EXTENSION,THE FILE MAY BECOME UNUSABLE. Are You Sure You Want To Change It"
ix) Click yes
x) You now have something like this e.g Boss.doc and you can open your file to view its content that could not be done before.




Step for VISTA/7 USERS:
You have a file.E.g Boss and you are using Microsoft office 2003,here is what what you need to do:
i) Open Documents folder
ii) Then go to ORGANIZE directly under file,edit & view menu or beside VIEWS tab.
iii) Select Folder and Search Options=>a Folder option box pops out
iv) Here you click on the View tab =>go to the advance Settings section=>count eight check boxes down, from the top and on the ninth you have "HIDE EXTENSIONS FOR KNOWN FILE TYPES"
v) Uncheck this box and click OK
vi) Now go to the file which will have something like these now E.g Boss.docx
vii) Right-click on the file select Rename=> delete the "X" in Boss.doc(x) only and press enter
viii) A message box titled Rename will appear saying "IF YOU CHANGE A FILE NAME EXTENSION,THE FILE MAY BECOME UNUSABLE. Are You Sure You Want To Change It"
ix) Click yes
x) You now have something like this e.g Boss.doc and you can open your file to view its content that could not be done before.


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If you want to delete all your files off your hard disk then just format the hard drive.

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You will get this message when you try to send a system file. Rename first the file name,its extension and send it. After transferring it to the other phone, rename it back to the original file name and its extension.

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Computer problem


Hi,

This is not a problem, you can go ahead with changes, as far as the extension that you are giving is correct, there are no issues.

Hope this helps.

Thanks.

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Rename file extensions


Hi,
To display file name extensionsDepending on your settings, the file name extensions of your files may not be visible. To display the file name extensions of your files if they are not visible, follow these steps:
  1. Open My Computer or Windows Explorer.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options.
  3. Click the View tab.
  4. In the Advanced settings box, click to clear the Hide extensions for known file types check box.
  5. Click OK.
Hope This Helps, Please Rate My Response! Thanks! Prem

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Normally you will get a message to the effect of "if you change the file name it may effect other users who try to open this file" something like that. File extensions usually look like this C:documents/file.123/exe. etc.... As long as you're changing it normally and not in the extension manor (like the example), then you should be fine in changing the name. Try this; make a copy of the file, rename it, then see if it is still usable. If so, then you shouldn't have any problem renaming the others. Try this and let me know.

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What type of files are you trying to rename, and how are you trying to change the name?

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if your afraid to click yes, copy another image of the file and rename it by clicking yes, you'll be sure you wont lose the original file. read-only file are the ones that warn you this message, you may change its properties to archive.

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