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problems with downloaded files

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by RCR9287, Aug 3, 2004.

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  1. RCR9287

    RCR9287 Thread Starter

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    Hello, my name is Ryan and I'm having a problem with added UFO extencions to my downloaded files. I've recently put an email on a microsoft community support site, so here it is...

    After downloading a specific type of file from online,
    I am unable to access it in any way. This seems to happen
    with files that are saved as the .UFO type. For example,
    I've recently tried downloading AOL instant messenger,
    which saved as Install_AIM.exe.ufo, but after double
    clicking on the file, and trying to explore its contents I
    am unable to open it in any way. Many other files I've
    downloaded also cannot be opened. I have a windows XP home
    edition, and I have netscape 7.0 as an internet provider.
    Any help would be welcome. Thanks.

    Hello Ryan,

    It appears that some application is adding the .ufo extencion to your
    downloaded files. This may be due to using some type of download manager or
    even possibly some other 3rd party application running in the background,
    you might want to check the settings in Netscape to see if the cause might
    be with the browser. You might want to try the download using Internet
    Explorer, if this is successfull then you might want to contact Netscape
    support for assistance. Your example of the AOL (Install_AIM.exe.ufo)
    download you might try to remove the .ufo from the file name and then
    double-click the file to see it it will run.

    Thank You

    Bobby Mikkelson
    Microsoft
    After trying to download the file on the internet explorer, I found that the save as type* was an application (which open fine on my computer), but on Netscape, the save as type* was a ufo extencion, which ofcourse, I cannot open. So, is there any way to change the save as type to an application or another compatable file? Also, as far as I can tell, no other 3rd party application is causing the problem... Thanks,
    Ryan
     
  2. KHolloman

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    I have never seen any files with two extensions such as .exe.ufo
     
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