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My MSN Messenger cannot detect file extensions!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Goodcoin, Jan 26, 2005.

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  1. Goodcoin

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    Every time I receive a file, I'm forced to type down its extension manually, because my MSN Messenger cannot detect it by itself. When I click "accept", it gives me the following error message:

    Your file cannot be saved. Its name may contain unreadable characters,its name plus path may be too long,or the folder may be read-only, deleted, or otherwise unavailable. Please specify another fil ename and/or choose a different folder.

    [OK] [Cancel]


    I press OK, type the dot + extension manually and then everything's fine. Only problem is that I have to guess the extension or ask the file sender about it -- there's no other way to manage this.

    Please, if anybody knows how to fix this problem, help me out. Thanks!

    P.S. I am placing the screenshot just in case...
     

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  2. Goodcoin

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    Ah, yes, and I forgot to post my details: I'm running Windows XP SP2, and I have MSN Beta 7.0, but the problem was the same with version 6.0 as well, so this is definitely not the Beta issue.
     
  3. Goodcoin

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    No ideas? Anybody? Please?
     
  4. Goodcoin

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    Did I ask how to get rid of the Messenger? Nope. So please either post something having to do with the topic, or don't post at all.
     
  5. Paladin-X

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    Have you tried uninstalling MSN Messenger and then reinstalling it? (Assuming you're talking about MSN messenger and not windows messenger)
     
  6. Goodcoin

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    Of course I'm talking about MSN Messenger, not Windows Messenger -- thanks Lord I can tell these two from each other! :D And yes, I have uninstalled MSN Messenger and reinstalled it a couple of times. Haven't done any registry cleanup, though.

    Maybe I should have searched for MSN Messenger related keys in the registry and delete them as well? Hmm... Will try this way, too -- we'll see if it helps...
     
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    Nope, tried cleaning the registry -- no go either. Still cannot see extensions. What could be wrong? Still no ideas, people?... Hum?...
     
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