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How to rename file extensions

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Lazybulldog, Apr 19, 2004.

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  1. Lazybulldog

    Lazybulldog Thread Starter

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    I would like to change the extension of a file such as *.jpe to *.jpg. Now I am doing this by going to the dos window and doing a lot of md's and cd's to get to the right location. When you do a rename in 98se, it just highlifghts the name of the file. Help!

    Thanx in advance! :eek:
     
  2. islandpilot

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    The fastest way to "rename" is to use Windows Explorer.

    Hilite the filename, and hit the 'F2" key.
    Hit the "end" key, and backspace to remove the suffix.
    then type the desired suffix.

    Let me know if this works.

    Islandpilot
     
  3. Lazybulldog

    Lazybulldog Thread Starter

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    I tried that, but no success. The sufix show up in a seperate column and remains the same. I have a camera thar gives me both *.jpg and *.jpe files. The *.jpg files are too large and the *.jpe are the right size. My application only recognizes *.jpg
     
  4. ~Candy~

    ~Candy~ Retired Administrator

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    What application are you using, out of curiosity.

    Also, it sounds like you aren't doing the rename right, if I understand you correctly, the new name shows up as photo.jpg.jpe?
     
  5. islandpilot

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    Lazybulldog,

    U hav me stumped.
    Pls explain what u mean by a "separate column" for the suffix.
    Do u hav "view details" selected from the VIEW menu?
    I use Win98se also, and am baffled bi the 'separate column' issue.

    Islandpilot
     
  6. Lazybulldog

    Lazybulldog Thread Starter

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    I'm in windows explorer
    The first column is the file name, which does not have an extension.
    the next column is size and the column after that is extension
     
  7. kwill

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    Why dont you open the photo up and then click Save as, then it should have extension type drop-down box - then you can choose the type of extension you wish....if it opens it up in an application that doesnt allow this, right click on it, and click Open With, and open it with Paint - this should work.
     
  8. islandpilot

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    Lazybulldog,

    OK, try this...Click VIEW, and then FOLDER OPTIONS.
    Select VIEW, and b shure u do NOT have a
    check next to "hide file extensions for known file types."
    U should now b able 2 c the "complete" file name in the first column.
    Hit F2 to rename.

    Islandpilot
     
  9. Lazybulldog

    Lazybulldog Thread Starter

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    Wow, now I have file extensions, changing the options did it. Now can I still issue a command to rename multiple files at once like in dos I would go ren *.jpe *.jpg ?

    Thanx for all your help!
     
  10. WhitPhil

    WhitPhil Gone but never forgotten Trusted Advisor

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    Yes you can.

    BUT

    I don't think your program is going to read the file.
    What you have done is create a JPG file that has an internal format of JPE.
    When your program reads it, it will expect it to be in JPG format, which it isn't.

    It's like taking an EXE file and changing the extension to DOC and opening it in Word!
     
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