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I accidentally changed all my rar File extensions..

Q: I accidentally changed all my rar File extensions..

can anyone tell me how do i get it back to Default
because i changed the default opening to i.e and now its not acting right
how to restore to default file extension?

thanks in Advance

A: I accidentally changed all my rar File extensions..

system restore?!

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Hi 
 
I am using windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and this virus change extensions to word pdf and jpeg files, Extension *. bemrjof  was there to my entire Microsoft office data and all the PDF's and all photo file formats.  I tried many things but nothing worked, then I try to manually change the extensions and got really scared when saw that file is corrupted,i really don't know what to do anybody has any suggestions plz let me know.
 
thank you 
 
yogesh

A:Virus changed file extensions of Microsoft office file, PDF's and photo files

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I was installing Norton Security and it locked up during install.
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When I rebooted, Norton had changed all my files extensions from exe to lnk

As a result none of the programs or files work. After reading a lot, I tried to

restore my registry. Since Norton changed the files, any command in run does not work. I comes up with a dialog asking for a file association.

Any one with an answer, I would appreciate very much.

Thanks
 

A:Changed file extensions

Did you try this:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/exefile.htm
 

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I come in to work today and in one network share folder, all of the MS Office files,(word, excel) file extensions have changed to .dcxmxub So the new files would be file.doc.dcxmxub I attempted to changed the extension back to .doc and I was able to, but when word attempts to open the file I get a compatibility window and once windows default is selected the file opens to misc. characters and Chinese letters. I googled this extension and got nothing.Any suggestions?

A:Ms Office file extensions changed? Need HELP!

Are you able to restore from a backup?

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Hello, and thank you in advance for your help.  I have a laptop that seemed to have gotten infected with a nasty virus that took over the screen, and asked for payment from Spamhaus of all places.  Having seen things like this before, I ran a slew of anti-virus that I've used to remove viruses before.  I ran Malwarebytes, Super Anti-Spyware, and finally Combofix. 
 
After I ran combofix (there were 2 deletions), I reboot the laptop and viola, no more taking over the screen.  However, I have a directory in which I keep all my important work files for dropbox that it seems to have changed all the files into html files.  Each file has ".html" slapped onto the end of it, and when you open it, directs you to another ransomwear page labeled Spamhaus.  I've tried snipping off the .html, but the files don't open correctly. 
 
If I lose these files I'm in big trouble.  Does anyone have any suggestions?

A:Spamhaus - File extensions changed

Also, here are the logs from dds.
 
DDS (Ver_2012-11-20.01) - NTFS_AMD64
Internet Explorer: 10.0.9200.16537
Run by Paul at 13:52:07 on 2013-04-15
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional   6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.4002.1942 [GMT -4:00]
.
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {3F839487-C7A2-C958-E30C-E2825BA31FB5}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Outdated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {84E27563-E198-C6D6-D9BC-D9F020245508}
.
============== Running Processes ===============
.
C:\Windows\system32\lsm.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k DcomLaunch
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k RPCSS
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\MsMpEng.exe
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\System32\svchost.exe -k LocalSystemNetworkRestricted
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalService
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\IDT\WDM\STacSV64.exe
C:\Program Files\DisplayLink Core Software\DisplayLinkManager.exe
C:\Windows\system32\vcsFPService.exe
C:\Program Files\DisplayLink Core Software\DisplayLinkUserAgent.exe
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k NetworkService
C:\Windows\System32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\DigitalPersona\Bin\DpHostW.exe
C:\Windows\system32\taskhost.exe
C:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exe
C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE
C:\Windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceNoNetwork
C:\Program Files\DisplayLink Core Software\DisplayLinkUI.exe
C:\Prog... Read more

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Hi,
one of our users recently had all his files changed to a strange format. For example if a word file is named "Committee.DOCX" then it would change to "Committee.DOCX.isycjje". All the MS files as well as pdf files are changed to that extension of " .isycjje". I tried applying several anti-malware programs as well as mounting the drive to linux with no avail to retrieve sucess.
Any one faced with this issue recently , please advise suggestions.
Thank you
Tom
 
 

A:Virus changed all my file extensions

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I have a User that brought a computer to me. Mostly all the files within the user folders where changed. Example of a file.
Should be (Birthday.jpg)
is now (Birthday.jpg.cpjevac)

I have deleted the extension .cpjevac from the name allowing it to change to .jpg file and when doing so the file icon changes as the application that is compatible with .jpg. After opening the file it just says "The file may be unsupported, damaged or corrupted"

does anyone know what I can do for this. I have searched so many places have not found anything at all.

I have booted in safe mode and ran virus scans just to clean the system, But no change of the files at all.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks

A:File Extensions changed (doc/pdf/jpg/txt) *.*original file-ex*.cpjevac

Unfortunately anything that looked productive on Google Search came back to this posting.

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Hi,

My husband's computer has major problems. Every executable program file has been changed to a file type .LNK and nothing will open! I am able to right click and select which program to open with, but this only works for a few programs as I am not able to locate all the files needed. Norton Internet Security seems to have disappeared from the computer and the Windows Restore will not work. In fact, any file with a .EXE file extension doesn't seem to be working (which is just about everything...)

Anyone know what is causing this?? Any help would be appreciated...the sooner the better so I can get his WoW working again.

Thanks

PS: I was able to run Ad-Aware & Registry Mechanic, but it didn't make a difference. The Restore function of Registry Mechanic will not work either.
 

A:Solved: Help! File extensions changed to .LNK files

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
line 12 lefthand side
try that

follow instructions on the top of the page
 

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I was trying to look into an Outlook 2007 .pst file with Notepad in Windows 7 HP. Guess what... I didn't uncheck "Always use this program..."
I don't know what to re-associate it with.

Any help would be appreciated.

Rusty

A:Accidentally changed a .pst file association

right click the file again and choose "open with" . relate it back to outlook and check the box that says always open with.

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I accidentally (don't ask me how!) changed a file type when I right clicked on a .tps file. Now instead of saying TPS file in the Type column when I'm looking in the directory, it lists a program file installed on my computer. Is there a way to get these .tps files working again? I tried looking in my backups of the files but since the "always use this program to open these files" box was checked, it also changed the type in the backups. Thanks in advance.

A:accidentally changed file type

Here's a simple solution.
right click on the .tps file and click on properties
go to where it says open with and next to it, you should see change
click on it and choose the program that originally opens .tps

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While working on some Microsoft Word Documents, with MS Word Starter (free version), all file icons and extensions everywhere in the computer changed.

Icons in some Word documents with .docx extensions changed to a plain orange (attachment 1), while retaining the same extension. When double clicked to open, a microsoft window appears asking me to activate the full Microsoft Office 2010 (paid version), which is in Widows 7 by default. These documents are not opening.

The rest of the Word documents changed their extensions from .docx to .rtf (attachment 2). Their icons also changed from the usual Word document icon. These open with Word Satarter but in Compatibility Mode, which did not happen before.

The option to 'Open with' in the right click menu does not show Word Starter in the pop up window (Attachment 3). Not even when 'Other programs' are selected.

I did a repair to the Word Starter from the Control Panel, to no avail. I have a few hundred Word documents in my libraries which are now in a total mess!

What can I do?

A:Microsoft Word Documents icons and file extensions changed

You could try rebuilding the Icon cache by following this tutorial.

Icon Cache - Rebuild

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When I do bootrec.exe /fixboot it give me this. "The volume does not contain a recognized file system. Please make sure that all required file system drivers are loaded an that the volume is not corrupted" /fixmbr says that it completes successfully btw.
Any ideas?

A:accidentally changed the file type on the boot partition

What did you change the file type to? You may be able to reverse it using the best Win7 tool, free Partition Wizard bootable CD. http://www.partitionwizard.com/download.html

All commands for repair are automated in Win7 Startup Repair. Only if no OS shows to repair do you need to sometimes goose it with bootrec, since bootrec is automated once Repair runs. Startup Repair

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Hi all-
Apologies in advance as I am not exactly technologically sound.
I tried plugging in my digital camera today, and though it did not come up, I hunted down the Removable Disk (E) drive, which I figured would open it. It told me that I had to choose a program to open it with, so I chose some kind of picture viewer. Then all the icons on my desktop turned into said picture viewer, and I cannot open anything but that program from the desktop. Also, when I go into Programs and try to open them, they don't work there either. Help!
I am using Windows 7. I have tried System Restore but it told me that it could not complete it and gave me some kind of error message with 0x80070005. It recommended that I turn off my protection or whatever to complete it, but I have Norton 360 and no idea how to turn it off!
Any help is greatly appreciated- we just bought this computer in November and now my husband is ticked off!
 

A:Solved: accidentally changed removable disk, now changed every program?

Welcome Tuckersmom !
When I connect my camera to either of our computers, the camera itself indicates on the viewer how to handle the pictures....
To replace the icons on the desk top, right click any empty place and select refresh, I think this should restore them for you.
My daughter uses Norton 360 and we have found that it disables the system restore. She does regular backups with Norton 360. If you have done that, you should be able to restore from one of those backups.
GOOD LUCK
Let us know how it goes.
Vicks
 

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PS. someone told me to type "sfc /scannow" in start-run but it would always tell to me insert my windows xp home edition cd, which i did, and it never worked.
 

A:Accidentally Deleted Extensions

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I'm at my wit's end here. I have Windows XP Home edition and after restarting my computer yesterday, all my file extensions have changed to .Lnk . I can't access any of my programs, can't get into restore, can't access anything in the control panel. I use Norton and can't access that, either. I've run the Panda on-line scan and it came up clean. I don't know what's going on. I haven't downloaded anything, just surfed the net, so I don't know what happened. Any ideas how to fix this???
Please?!?!

A:extensions changed to .Lnk

have you tried booting into safe mode http://service1.symantec.com/SUPPORT/tsgen...src=sec_doc_nam and accessing system restore that way?

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my windows 7 stuffed I can't use my main pc I changed the extensions from exe to RAR archiver.accident.

I can't restore late point because i changed all of extension [exe]

does anybody know where is application exe ? so I can change it back .
help me please
 

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I don't know what to re-associate it with.

Any help would be appreciated.

Rusty

A:Accidentally changed a .pst association

First, I don't have Windows 7.

What happens when you right click on a .pst file?

Do you get a menu including 'Open with' ?

In XP, you would look for Microsoft Outlook 2007 in the list of installed programs,
select it and check the 'always use' box.

I would have thought it would be something similar in Win 7.

Sorry to be vague, perhaps a Win 7 user can assist further.

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A:accidentally changed OS drive name---

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Hi,
I've never had problems logging on to my regular office account: "OfficeDomain\MyName1234" but for whatever reasons unknown to me, my accoun t seemed to have been changed at the PDC to "OfficeDomain\User1234" today!!!

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My problem is that all my user profiles stored under MyName1234 are inaccessible to User1234. I tried renaming "C:\Documents and Settings\MyName1234" to "C:\Documents and Settings\User1234", but Outlook complains and denies when i tried to access my mails whilst logged in as User1234.

Does anyone know how I might've renamed my user name, and how I could revert it back to what it was?

I have the local Admin login but can't change any of User1234's properties in Control Panel > User Accounts.

Please help..

Many thanks
LY
 

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A:accidentally changed OS drive name

You can't just go to My Computer, right-click on the drive and rename it? I think even if you turn it off and restart the computer, you would be able to go into the BIOS and change the master hard drive to "N" or whatever. It's complicated, so I suggest you get someone knowledgeable with computer hardware to help you.

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A:logged in and accidentally changed pw; don't want to log off

Thanks to the people who viewed the post. I figured out the pw. Home free.

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A:Solved: most of my operating system files changed to lnk.extensions??

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A:Accidentally changed Windows 8 language

Hello,and welcome to Eightforums ,check out the tutorial on how to change the language .
Display Language - Change in Windows 8

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How to do that.

A:Accidentally Changed Primary Partition

Welcome to the forum,

Just go back in and mark D as inactive,

This will show you how.

Partition - Mark as Inactive

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A:Accidentally changed my driver to dynamic

I assume you now cannot boot back to your old OS either. There are tools that can help you get data off you HDD if there is no other ways. And then you'll need to reformat and install no doubt.

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Here's the basics:
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 8, 64 bit
Processor: AMD E-300 APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics, AMD64 Family 20 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3678 Mb
Graphics Card: AMD Radeon HD 6300 series Graphics, 384 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 262607 MB, Free - 196439 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Disabled

Here's what's going on:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : haligan28
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : wavecable.com

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 11:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 20-16-D8-A8-23-FC
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

Wireless LAN adapter Wi-Fi:

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Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 20-16-D8-A8-23-FC
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Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

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A:Accidentally changed IP address (and more I fear)

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A:Accidentally Changed a Security Setting...

Hi AlexVideoEditor,

Have you tried doing a system restore?

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I am using a laptop incase u want to know.My laptop is an acer aspire 5610, OS windows xp.
 

A:Accidentally changed keyboard symbols!! Help!

I don't know a lot about laptops BUT that could be the 'euro' switch - see here:

http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache...terface+selection&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=ca#11
 

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A:I accidentally changed my downloads library to C drive. HELP!

Try using System Restore to restore your computer to a date before you made the change.

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ok, so im on windows 7 home premium.
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cannot do system restore, am really quite worried.
how do i get my computer back to normal??
many thanks,
A fool.
 

A:Solved: Accidentally changed exe program opener. :/

See this

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950505

.
 

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Changing screen on a laptop is useaully done with the FN + ONE OTHER KEYS, you
 

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A:I accidentally changed my downloads library to C drive. HELP!

Try using System Restore to restore your computer to a date before you made the change.

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Hi--
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A:Solved: Accidentally Changed Font Size Too Big and Can't fix

I fixed this already. How do I delete the post??
 

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So i had an old 200 gb hard drive, and added a New 1tb harddrive.. My plan was to get Windows on the new hdd and throw out the old one, its quite old. I was too lazy to reinstall Windows and the drivers on the new hard drive so i used a program called EaseUS to copy the files from the old hard drive to the new one. It turns out this program copied the Properties of the old hard drive on the the new one, and it now says I only have 200 gb of Space on my 1tb hdd. So basically i need help
 

A:Accidentally changed hard drive size.

Never mind, i found a fix:

https://techjourney.net/change-or-resize-partition-ntfs-fat-or-fat32-size-in-windows/
 

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A:Accidentally changed password and now can't access Internet :S. Help?

assuming you change the password and security type in the router - which it sounds like you have

you now need to remove th saved profiles on the PC for your wireless connection as it will be using WPA

the best way is to delete the profiles and then reconnect to the wireless connection where you will be prompted for the new wep password
How to remove Wireless Profiles - for Vista and Windows 7
http://uk.tp-link.com/article/?id=281
http://www.home-network-help.com/delete-wireless-network.html
- Vista/Windows7:
- delete the wireless profiles
Start> control Panel> classic view> network and sharing center> manage wireless networks

Delete the profiles
you will then have to enter the wireless security key for any networks you connect to - so make sure you know the correct password , and not using an incorrect password at all
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Hi All,

Can anyone help me please ? I would be very grateful.

I've mistakenly changed my guest account to administrator and my previous administrator account to local account in Windows 8.
Now I'm unable to remove the guest account as administrator or switch it off.

I have only one user account which has now become local account.

I'm unable to make any changes.

I don't know much things about PC stuffs.

Will anyone be kind enough to explain me how to remove administrator in guest account ?

Thanking you in advance.

Priya

A:Accidentally changed guest account as administrator

Login as GuestPress Win+RType: lusrmgr.msc then click on Users Folder on the left paneRight Click on the User name that you want to make as Adminintrator->Properties then click on Member of Tab, click on Add then type: Administrators , Remove Guests, click OKLog Off and log back in as the Admin User above.repeat step 2 & 3Right Click on user Guest -> Properties -> Member Tab, remove Administrators and add Guests, click OK

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In the 'open with' context menu, I accidentally changed the running program for ALL the icons on my desktop (ie. the tickbox below the 'Other Programs' was checked when i changed the running program for an unknown file). So now, all the icons on my desktop are identical and all of them run using the same program, how do i revert this back?

A:I accidentally changed running program for ALL icons on my desktop

Hello Lucifer, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Was this for all shortcuts (lnk), or a specific file extension that you had changed the default program for?

(For Windows 7 only) Default File Type Associations - Restore

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I was trying to download a trial of adobe photo shop to do my homework and i am on my moms laptop. i went to open the program and a dialog box popped up asking what program i wanted to use to open this file, (i didnt notice the checked box at the time stating it was going to use this option for all files associated with this extension!) and the only available program that was listed was WINDOWS MEDIA CENTER and i needed to use the program so i clicked on it.... wish i wouldnt have. it changed ALL my .exe programs ie; google,firefox,system restore and now anytime i try to run anything the media center comes up!!
I have seen on the web that several other people have done the same exact thing. I was freaking out cause this is not my computer and so i went to accounts and made a new admin desktop, which thank god worked, which is what i am on now. but any solution to this problem i have found involves doing something on the actual desktop that is messed up. but i cannot open any executable files on that desktop ie;command prompt,so i cannot do anything on there.
i know there has to be some way to reverse what i did, i just need someone to walk me through the process so i dont screw the computer up any more than i already have, please help me so that my mom does not kill me..i am able to open system restore in the new desktop, i but dont think that will have any affect on the change i made let alone have an effect on the other desktop from this desktop. I also we... Read more

A:Accidentally changed the permanent default for .exe programs on desktop

Downloadhttp://www.winhelponline.com/fileasso/lnk_fix_w7.zipBoot into account with the issueExtract and launch lnk fixClick YES when you get a UAC promptRestart your PCGood luck

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Now I have no administrator rights and can't log in as an administrator to change the account type? I'm assuming there's no real solution here other than delete and reinstall?

A:Accidentally changed user from Administrator group to Standard

Originally Posted by trnqk7


Now I have no administrator rights and can't log in as an administrator to change the account type? I'm assuming there's no real solution here other than delete and reinstall?



If you're dual booting, keep pressing F8 at bootup to get to safe mode to do your dirty work from there.

If you're not dual booting, I don't think F8 works by default.

I have other ideas, so let me know what your situation is and if you're able to get there or not.

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Hello,
 
I hope this is an appropriate forum for asking this. I was following method #2 of this guide ( http://www.wikihow.com/Customize-the-Size-of-the-Windows-7-Taskbar-Icons ) and I made a mistake in the registry key that it suggested. I didn't read closely enough, and rather than creating a new key called "MinWidth", I edited the "AppliedDPI" registry key (it appears to be the one selected in the screenshot). Dumb mistake that could have been avoided, but now I need to fix it.
 
This really messed with the sizes of text and other GUI elements (the minimize, restore down, and close icons in the upper right portion of windows are HUGE), and changing it back to the default value (96) does not do anything. I didn't change any other registry settings. Is there some way to fix this that I am not realizing? The computer is practically unusable now unless I change to a different user.
 
Thanks!

A:Accidentally changed the wrong registry key - now I can't seem to change it back

[Earlier, was suggesting trying Windows CLassic theme as a test.]
 
After you changed the registry back, you did already try a shutdown & coldpost/boot, correct?  I found out that some change-backs take hold after a shutdown & re-power-up.

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Hi,
I can't boot up my windows because the drive letter (drive C - where windows was installed) has changed to X drive..
Symptom - brief blue screen.
Is there any way I can change the drive letter back?
 

A:Windows can't boot up because drive letter accidentally changed

Have you tried using a BartPE or UltimateBootCD?
 

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Hello.

I was working on my computer and by accident I have changed the name of the folder that is on the start menu with my user files. My username remains the same.

The way I think it happened is I was messing with showing the "User's file" folder on Desktop option and somehow I changed the name.

This is how it looks:
http://i52.tinypic.com/2h6rh1z.png
http://i56.tinypic.com/2eatlci.png

My username is not "J" but now I see that in the start menu instead of my real name.

And as I said when I boot my username is correct and if I browse by path I see C:\Users\Pether.

Does anyone have any ideas about what might have gone wrong?
 

A:Solved: Accidentally changed name of start menu user folder

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I have accidentally changed the Icon for the Picture Viewer on the Start Metro Screen.

I opened a Scan image and by default it used the Picture Program that was bundled on the Start Screen.

Somehow I made the Scan the default new icon, which looks awful. How can I get the Icon back to its original?

Thanks,

Rory

A:Accidentally changed Start Page Icon for Picture Viewer

Hello Rory, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you mean your user account picture, then the tutorial below can help show you how to change it back to what you want.

User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8

The default user account picture images are in the hidden system folder below.
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Default Account Pictures
Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello.

I was working on my computer and by accident I have changed the name of the folder that is on the start menu with my user files. My username remains the same.

The way I think it happened is I was messing with showing the "User's file" folder on Desktop option and somehow I changed the name.

This is how it looks:
http://i52.tinypic.com/2h6rh1z.png
http://i56.tinypic.com/2eatlci.png

My username is not "J" but now I see that in the start menu instead of my real name.

And as I said when I boot my username is correct and if I browse by path I see C:\Users\Pether.

Does anyone have any ideas about what might have gone wrong?

A:[SOLVED] Accidentally changed name of start menu user folder

Hi, yes if you leave this you will have problems. Go to control panel (classic view) select user accounts select the account and change the name from "J" back to "Pether"

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My son accidentally changed the start-up type to "Disabled" on the Group Policy service and now I (as Administrator) cannot access or do anything requiring admin privileges.

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This laptop doesn't have a CD drive; otherwise, I would repair Windows files with the Windows disk I have.

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Can somebody please help??

Thank you!!

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Hi guys, so I have a little problem, I've downloaded FileTypesMan because I wanted to change the .exe files appearance on my computer.

I did this using this program - all .exe file icons changed, however, with them changed ALL the shortcuts to all the programs that I have on my laptop - now they all look the same.

I can't figure out how to change it all back.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
THanks
Max
View image: Capture - how my Desktop looks now

A:Programs shortcuts'icons changed when changed exe file icon appearance

Hello Max, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you might see if downloading and merging the .reg file for the listed exe item in the tutorial below may be able to help. It'll restore the default association and registry entries for exe files.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

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LIke an idiot I changed a associate file and it has turned everything into a lnk so I cant open any programs or anything at all any solutions would be greatly appreciated

A:Changed a file Association and it changed everything to a link file

Hello KnightSaint, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could use the tutorial below to download the file extension that you changed to restore it's default associations.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi guys1
I'm about to create a .reg file that will set path in registry to my own icon for specific file extensions. E.g. I want my own icon as a default icon for .ini extension. And not only for one extension but for more of them, in a single .reg file. As always I don't want to mess it up,so I'm looking for some basic assistance on how to fill a notepad. And I know this is the best place to look at

P.S. I do use a Default Program Editor and File Types Manager, but I wanted a single .reg that will do the job for multiple modifications in a single click, something like backup of icon-registry-modifications, as I like to format my PC every year to ensure clean working environment. Setting things up de novo is a lot of fun but time consuming... I made a backup of registry and a Restore Point, just in case.

For any idea, thanks in advance!!

A:.reg file to set default icon for specific file extensions

Hi,

If changing the icon worked with the tools you mention, use Process Monitor or Regshot to track down specific changes in the registry for .ini that change the icon. Then create similar registry entries for other extensions in your REG-file.

Vadim

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Hi. My laptop is Acer with Windows 7 home premium 64 bit OS.
It contain only 1 single partition disk that is c drive only.
Recently, i accidentally convert the c drive which contain OS into dynamic disk.
After i restart the laptop, it shows the following:
BootMgr is missing
Please press Alt, Ctrl +del to restart
Now, i not able to enter the window. I am so worry because my important data is kept inside the hard disk, and i still not yet do any back up copy on it.
I searching on this forum and learnt that i need a window 7 installation disk to repair it, but my problem is the computer dealer not give me any windows 7 installation disk when i baught this laptop as their said all the driver and windows program already kept in side the harddisk.
Any help are much appreciated...

I tried to remove the laptop hardisk which is a 500GB toshiba SATA hardisk. Then, i use the other laptop with Windows XP professional with the intention to copy yhe file inside the toshiba hard disk.

However, after plugged in the hard disk to the other laptop, under the disk management, it shows that the toshiba disk as : dynamic disk, unreadable.
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A:Accidentally changed hard drive with OS to dynamic drive.startup fail.

Hello Yee, welcome to Seven Forums!









Have a look at Option Four in the tutorial at the link below to see if the "Set Partition as Primary" option is available; there's also a link in the same tutorial for the info on creating a Windows recovery disk.


Partition Wizard : Use the Bootable CD

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(first post)

Hi I accidentally changed default permissions on the application data folder and now everything is messed up.

Why I did this I do not know but I un-hid the folder and selected "apply changes to sub folders and files".

At first outlook would not work and I sort of fixed that by un-checking "hidden" directly on the Outlook folder but I now see many apps are giving me "Access Denied" errors. This grieves me to no end and I dread having to do a re-build on my pc which will take countless hours.

I tried doing a system restore but the restore failed and it would not let me restore to an earlier checkpoint. I tried an XP repair with the system disk (which took 45 minutes) and that did not change any permissions on the application data folder.

PC's make me want to hang myself... LOL

any advice on what to do with the application data folder????
Am I doomed and have to backup all data and rebuild???

PLEASE I beg for sound advice!
Thanks in advance and Happy New Year

A:SOS: accidentally changed "application data" permissions

are you able to get into any other profileS (usernames)
if so, make sure it is an administrative account and right click the folder you changed permissions on, click properties, security, advanced, owner, then click the user account that you're using, check "replace owner on subcontainers and objects then click ok. Now you're able to reset the correct permissions.

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I changed the location of my "Documents" shortcut on the left side of Windows Explorer from C:\Users\<username>\Documents to my OneDrive Documents folder. I want to change it back to where it was before but I'm getting error messages. I removed the read-only attributes from both folders, but I'm still getting the problems.

Current Location:
Location I want to change it to:
Warning message:
Error message I receive after clicking Yes:

A:Accidentally changed location of "Documents" shortcut

Hello Brendan,

The error message is saying that you already have a "C:\Users\Brendan\Documents" folder.

By default, you have both a "C:\Users\Brendan\Documents" and "C:\Users\Brendan\SkyDrive\Documents" folders. These are not the same folder.

Do you not see the "C:\Users\Brendan\Documents" folder at that location? If not, then see if using OPITON TWO below may help.

User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

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Can anyone tell me what thes files are as i have a game to burn to disc and the files are in these formats?

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A:BSI and BST FIle Extensions

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Hi, my school has recently block opening executable files from opening on Your USB, is there any way to get around this? Please help.
 

A:file extensions

We can't give you advice on bypassing security measures put in place by your school.
 

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I just got a winrar file from a friend, and it didnt have an extension on it, so i added the .rar. This works, but theres multiple rar files involved, meaning it needs to be .r00. But i cant just rename it and change the xtension anymore. My question is:

In Microsoft Windows XP Pro, how do you change a file's extension, when you are unable to rename its extension because the extension is.... i guess.... hidden?
 

A:File extensions

You can set Windows to show filename extensions from Folder options.
 

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I have just had windows xp home reinstalled on my PC due to a fault. I now find that all of my pictures saved show the name plus .jpg
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A:File Extensions

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I am running windows 7 and need to see file extensions, I go to folder options, 'view' tab, but there is no advanced settings button, only a restore defaults button.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

R's

Om

A:Need to see file extensions

Hello Om, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The setting should be in the "View" tab under "Files and Folders" in Folder Options.

File Extensions - Hide or Show



Hope this helps,
Shawn

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i have a few songs in .m4a format....?? how would i go about changing them to .mp3 format. a program or what?

A:File Extensions

^ just a suggestion -->pls search the net with m4a to mp3 convert as keywords . download a freeware from results & check it for any malware / viruses & if found safe try ...

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Hey I would like to know how I can view File Extensions as part of a file's name (___.exe) Because there is a file that I need to change the extension of but I can't.

Thanks.
 

A:File Extensions

Open Windows Explorer. Go to Tools, Folder Options and click on the View tab.
Make sure that "Show hidden files and folders" is checked.
Also uncheck "Hide protected operating system files".
Uncheck hide extensions
Now click "Apply to all folders", Click "Apply" then "OK"
 

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hi, my brother in law seems to have lost all his file extensions. the desktop icons and all have the same problem. when he clicks on anything it states windows cannot open file. same as an extension not installed in your computer. Is there anyway to get all this back outside of reinstalling windows. he has a lot of programs he does not want to lose. thanks
 

A:No file extensions

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I used to be able to see the file extensions, as in *.jpg, but Win 7 seems to have decided I never need to see that.

I use an income tax program that chooses where to store the files, and to find the files I cannot search by the extension. If I find some of the files, I still can't look a for any others because I can't see the extension.

It tells me the name of the software that created it, but not the extension.

Is there any way I am allowed to see this? Or is this one of Microsoft's improvements?

A:File Extensions

It's there under Folder Options:
Show or hide file name extensions

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Hi, Has anyone heard of an 03 file extension or a program that will open these files. I have searched for this extension on the net but came up with nothing. I am wondering is there such a file.
 

A:File Extensions

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My comp is not displaying .bin file extensions, and every time I rename the file it just wont change it, just wondering if it's something simple or what do I need to do to get this this fixed. Any help is appreciated.

A:Need some help with file extensions

Hi darkblade125

By default, Windows XP won't show any file extension in Explorer (which of course would include files with the .bin extension). In Windows Explorer, from the "Tools" menu, choose "Folder Options", and remove the checkmark from the box in front of "Hide extensions for known file types".

If the .bin file you wish to view has the "hidden" attribute, while you are still in the Folder Options View menus, place a "selected" dot in the circle in front of "show hidden files and folders".

Changing a file's extension won't make it a different type of file (and Windows will pretty much warn you if you try)... You need to convert the file, which then can use a different extension.

If you have more questions, ask away
. . . Gary

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I just got a new computer that runs Vista Home Premium 64 bit operating system. How can I get file extensions that it doesn't recognize to be recognized? I know there has to be a way. The file extensions are alb, l3f, l3w, l3a ect. These are extensions with Chief Architect software I got from Better Homes and Gardens. File extensions png open. Does this have something to do with the driver or registry? My system is functioning at 100%.

Thanks,
Debbie
 

A:file extensions

Look in the "Control Panel" and then "Default Programs".
 

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I'm lost without files extensions. How do I turn them on?

A:File Extensions

In folder options

File Extensions - Hide or Show

Make sure Hide extensions is un-checked

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I can't believe that I am actually having this issue. It is to laugh.

Alright, I am using XP, SP3 and all that jazz. My problem is with file extensions. So, I use Autodesk Maya and up to about a day ago, any Maya Binary (.mb) file or Maya ASCII (.ma) will open in Maya, obviously. Well this morning I noticed that my .mb files are now trying to open with Notepad or something like that. I have no idea how this got changed. Here take a look at this.




So, I tried Right Click > Open with... > Choose Program > Maya and checked the box for "Always use this program for files with the same extension". Well that didn't work because apparently my Maya binary files are now no longer valid Win32 applications





So thats where I'm at. I have even tried Tools > Folder Options > File Types tab and setting .mb files with Maya and it does nothing even if it says that it will open with Maya, I still have the notepad icon instead of the Maya icon next to my files. I hope that I explained this enough. Simple problem I guess, can anyone give me a simple answer?

Thanks in advance

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Is there any other file extensions to open applications instead of exe.?
 

A:file extensions

You were warned in this thread not to pursue this: http://forums.techguy.org/all-other-software/868441-file-extensions.html

This is strike 2. Thread closed.
 

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Hi,
Anyone have any knowledge on the file extensions .vh and .vr? I have a friend trying to convert them for a database. They were originally a voters registration I believe.
Help?
 

A:File extensions: VH VR??

Never heard of these, and filext.com didn't have any listings, so I just tried a search on Google.
It says they are extensions associated with Dive 3.2 virtual reality software.

.vh is a Dive header file and .vr is a world/object/actor file.

Dive = The Distributed Interactive Virtual Environment
Check here for a peep: http://www.sics.se/dive/

Nothing to do with voting, unless it's virtual voting...

Hope this is right!
Gram
 

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How do I make all file extensions lowercase instead of uppercase?
 

A:File Extensions

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I was passed on what I assume to be photos, but cannot open the files:

autprint.MRK MRK file, 5 KB
ORDER.NJB NJB file, 1 KB

how can I open them?
 

A:file extensions .MRK, .NJB

neither are an image file extention I have heard of...

might be proprietary extentions meaning you would need the software that created them to open them...

ask the person that sent them to tell you what they are...
 

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Hey, first post.

Okay so earlier today I was just minding my business burning a dvd, and out of nowhere i noticed my control panel pop up out of nowhere even tho i never opened it, so i closed it without thinking about it, but then later noticed all my files all over my computer are showing the file extensions. music.mp3 picture.jpg, etc. I tried going into folder options and selecting the "hide file extensions" box, but it was already checked. i unchecked it and rechecked it and clicked apply, and it still did nothing. They remained there. I even tried renaming the files back, thinking that maybe the settings took effect but i would have to rename all my files back to normal, but then when i did that its all like "CHANGING THE FILE EXTENSION WILL MAKE THE FILE UNUSABLE" etc.

Anyways, can someone help me here cuz this is really frustrating. I don't even want to be on my computer when this stupidity is in my face because it stresses me out. And no, i don't have any viruses or spyware etc. I'm a 10+ year computer user who is on 24/7, im fairly smart with comps by now, but stupid system crap like this confuses me. Please help!
 

A:file extensions won't go away!

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I changed folder options to view files extensions.

I then tried to change the file extensions on a couple of files and every time I tried to change an extension to a different type (i.e. *.htlm to *.rar) the explorer window freezes and shows not responding.

Has anyone else had this problem?

A:file extensions

There could be many factors in this.

What files are you trying to change?
Have you installed any registry software?
Have you used any watermark cracks?
What are your full system specs? (click User CP to update your specs)

It's a very weird issue & we would like to be able to help you if you have this extra info.

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Could anyone tell me what is the destination of (.lnk) extension. some how its being changed and what ever I want to open from the Start Menu. Its open with the MS Word.

I think I am not able to describe my problem properly but I need help. plz hep me.
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
4 BG RAM
CORE i3
1 GB HD GRAPHIC.

Please help..........

A:Need some help regarding file extensions

  
Quote: Originally Posted by mhasan


Could anyone tell me what is the destination of (.lnk) extension. some how its being changed and what ever I want to open from the Start Menu. Its open with the MS Word.

I think I am not able to describe my problem properly but I need help. plz hep me.
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
4 BG RAM
CORE i3
1 GB HD GRAPHIC.

Please help..........


Hi there! Welcome to SF!

Go to this thread Default File Type Associations - Restore and download the file for lnk (Shortcut link files) and run the file that should solve your problem.

Hope this helps,
Captain

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Ok here is the deal, i have 1 desktop and 1 laptop. The laptop shows file extensions at the end of every file, but the desktop doesnt. I was wondering how i can make the desktop show them?

Thanks

Alex
 

A:File Extensions

Go to Folder options / Display / uncheck "Mask file extensions".
 

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Hey guys,

Is anyone familiar wit the JAD/JAR/SiS file extensions or file formats?
I know that they are mobile phone related. Friend of mine downloaded a theme for her mobile phone and asked me how to go about with these file ext. As far as I know, all she had to do is download the file, save it onto her mobile phone and execute from there. No success!

Can you run these file ext. in windows 7 so that they install onto her phone?
How does one go about this when it comes to JAD/JAR/SiS files?
Regards,
Gin

A:File Extensions

The cell phone should be java enabled. Though most modern phones are, but your friend might be using an ancient phone. Another possibility is the file is corrupted, try with different .jars.

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when I send an e-mail with an attachment and check my "check sent mail" to make sure it has been sent with the attachment...then open the attachment, I am re-directed to the "file extensions" Page. where it says
"no file ext. for this file" or something like that. I don"t have that issue with other attachments.
I need to know how to "create a file ext"

Also when I look up the extensions, the one I want is not shown. (rtf)

Thanks
Jackspratjr1

A:file extensions

Where are you checking your mail? On Outlook? If so, what version?

Have you tried sending yourself an email with an attachment and see if the file extension is retained and can be opened successfully?

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how do i make windows show file extensions? i.e. .exe .zip .rar

i just reformatted and cant figure it out, thanks for any help.

A:file extensions

Open My Computer, go to Tools->Folder Option, then select Advanced. Scroll down until you find "Hide Files Extensions for Known File Types" and uncheck it. Click OK and you're done.

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I previously could drag a .msg or .pdf file into a folder and name it. When i would name it i did not need to add the .msg or .pdf file. Does anyone know how to drag and name a file and have the extention automatically recognized?
 

A:File Extensions

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how to "create a file extension" I can't make heads or tails of this issue. Can someone explain it to me and show me how to do it. I have an e-mail that I am trying to send with an attachment. I "browse" it from "documents" and attach it to the email. But when opened it gives me this crap about a file extension. I went to the program and can't find what I need. I think I need something ending with ".rtf"

Please help me

A:FILE EXTENSIONS

An .rtf file is a rich text format file -- you should be able to open it with Wordpad or just about any word processor. If the extension is not there you can right-click the file and select Open With then browse to Wordpad.

What program are you using for e-mail? In most e-mail programs you can attach a file by simply dragging and dropping it to the open e-mail message window.

If you need to add an extension to a file that has none, you first need to un-hide file extensions by opening a folder going to the Tools > Folder Options > View then unchecking the box labeled "Hide extensions for known file types." If you can't see a Tools menu press Alt.

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I am trying to install some software but I keep getting the message that windows does not recognise a filename extension msi. I have also had the same message with scf and url extensions. Is there an easy solution? My OS is XP.
 

A:File extensions

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friends computer at work is really screwed up. was trying to take a picture in an email attachment on lotus notes and copy and paste into a microsoft word document. upon doin that for some reason all the .jpg pictures on the hard drive turned into a .jpg.vbs file extension. cant reassociate it to a just .jpg the default photo viewer is photoed (microsoft program) cant get that program to open these files either. comes back with an unsupported file type. the files look like : photo1.jpg.vbs please help

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A:file extensions.......help!

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I like to keep file extensions hidden because I know office fiies, pdfs, jpgs, etc so I have no need to see the extensions. Once in a while for some reason, the "hide file extensions for known file types" box in the folder option of the control panel unchecks itself. No big deal I just fix it.
 
But today, the file extensions insist on staying. I check the box, click apply and ok and close the control panel. Only the extensions remain visible. I reopen the control panel and the box is unchecked again. Can anyone help solve this?

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I recently downloaded an averypro program and designed a label and saved it but could only save it as .zdl. how can i convert this to jpeg?Edit: Moved topic from Windows 7 to the more appropriate forum.~ Animal

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Avery is a pain like that...
 
The best thing you can do is a screen grab (Printscreen), and then paste it into another image editor like Paint, or whatever.

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In dealing with many different types of files at home and at work I occasionally have to try several different types of software to open the different formats. Is any index or crossreference chart available that shows the file extensions that different software applications will open? Thanks in advance. J
 

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Julee99
You could try referencing this site until you become familiar with the files and associations.
http://filext.com/

Dave
 

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This has go to be the easiest question in the world but I forgot!

How do i get the file extension on Win XP to show?

I need to do this so i can change the extensions easy!

Thanks

Tech

A:File Extensions!

Open a browser and go to tools/folders option/view tab and uncheck hide files extensions.

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Hi I have accidentally changed the admin account to a local user and now cannot make any changes to my laptop. I am using an ASUS brand and when I click on manage user accounts it pops up with a screen "connect smart card". Kindly help, thanks in advance.

A:Accidentally changed the admin account to a local account

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Hi All,

This problem started several months ago and I was only noticing it in association with my .wps files. Since that time I have downloaded and installed two other word processors, Open Office and AbiWord, and the same has been happening with documents that I've saved using those two programs too.

I have also had a couple of .txt files on my desktop, files that hadn't been opened for several months, decide that they wanted to turn themselves into files with no apparent extension.

How can I find out if there is a sneaky key logger on this machine or if someone is using a program like go to my PC to remotely access this machine?

Thanks for ANY help.

Wendy

A:My File Extensions Keep Changing

Question: Do all the file extension changes change to no extension?

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what do i use to play media file extensions .md5 and .shn?

thanks
 

A:media file extensions md5 and shn

Information on both are in this A Small SHN and MD5 FAQ.
 

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I need to know how to chang a file extension. Currently, I need to change an .exe to a .zip, and a .exe to a .iso. I download a lot of programs that are sometimes not saved in the correct format. I used to be able to do it by right clicking and clicking rename and just retyping the name with the appropriate extension. I recently did a full system restore, and now when I try, it just saves the new extension as part of the file so i end up with something like

acrobat.zip.exe

I tried sending it to a zipped folder, but it's still an executable, just compressed. Is there just something that needs to be flipped in the control panel or what? Thank your for your help.
 

A:Changin file extensions.

Double-click "My Computer", click "Tools" then "Folder Options...", click the "View" tab and untick "Hide extensions for known file types.". Click "Apply" and "OK".
Re-boot or log off and on and you can change the file extension at will.
 

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