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Changing file name

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by suz15april, Sep 17, 2003.

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  1. suz15april

    suz15april Thread Starter

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    I have the XP operating system. I wrote some pictures (jpegs) on to a CD-R that were sent to me via e-mail and I would like to rename the numbered jpegs. When I right-click to rename the jpeg I get a message "If you change a file name extension the file may become unstable." How do I rename them without ruining my pictures?
     
  2. wanabe_buck

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    name them anything you want... just don't change the .jpg extention

    buck
     
  3. slipe

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    Use the left arrow key to take the cursor to the left of the period preceding the extension. Then hold the backspace to erase the number and you can name it anything you want.

    Or you can just start typing and overwrite everything, but you have to type “.jpg” at the end of each one.

    Or you could just rename the files ignoring the extension and use a batch renamer to add the extensions when you are through: http://www.nonags.com/nonags/fileren.html
     
  4. suz15april

    suz15april Thread Starter

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    Now it tells me I can't rename files on read only. Thanks anyway.
     
  5. THoey

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    This sounds like more of a CD-R problem. Are you allowed to change other file names?
     
  6. Ish

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    if you're trying to rename the files while they are on cd-r it's not possible!!

    if you have copied them from cd-r to your pc hardrive right click on the pic and choose properties. make the the read-only box is not ticked.
     
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