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exe files keep opening in oe

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by sgiroir, Sep 9, 2004.

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  1. sgiroir

    sgiroir Thread Starter

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    I am beside myself!!!! For the last month everytime I attempt to download or open any exe file or win media files oe puts a .dbx file ending on it and then I can't open it. It opens in OE. I don't even use Oe and have uninstalled it at least 3 times. Tried to download the new Netscape 7 and lo and behold the same thing happened and it opens in oe. When downloading it only offers me me to open in oe or to save the file in .dbx or all files. Even if I choose all files it still puts a .dbx ending on it. These are application files but for some reason they keep ending up with a .dbx on them.
    Help me please!!!!!! I have posted on a couple of other sites but no one has been able to help me. :( :confused:
     
  2. MFDnNC

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    Do you mean IE not OE, when you do a download pay attention to the download dialog as you can set the extension from it.
     
  3. sgiroir

    sgiroir Thread Starter

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    Ni I do mean oe It says open using outlook express or save this to file. When I click on advanced to try and change the extension it tells me it is a .dbx extension when it should be an exe
     
  4. MFDnNC

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    Are you refering to an attachment?
     
  5. sgiroir

    sgiroir Thread Starter

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    no, I am not attempting to open attachments in Outlook I am attempting to download executalbe programs such as the new Netscape and media files. the do not download as exe's (applications) they download with the Oe dbx extension thus making them inoperable.
     
  6. zmaster

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    what windows are you running? have you tried using windows explorer to change the extension on the file name from .dbx to .exe? You might have to go to |tools -> folder options -> view and you may have to uncheck the option "hide file extensions for known file types" if the file doesn't have a extension showing. Also how do you "download" the file? an exact process of what you do could lead to a solution
     
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