(Solved) Renaming pics requires extention now-why?

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bobber

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For over a year I have been able to happily rename photos I have downloaded from my digital camera onto my computer. I would simply right-click on the image, e.g. IMAG0005.JPG and rename it to 'car'. No problem. Now when I do it I get the message that changing the name without adding the file extention (.JPG) will make the image unusable. I did it and yep, no longer is the picture visible. I renamed it to 'car.jpg' and it was ok. Never had I had to do that before. I recently installed Webshots software and wonder if that may be the culprit. Thanks for any help.!
 

bobber

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Hi. I am using Windows Explorer with Windows XP. Really strange...
 
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If the extension is showing when you rename it, you need it there after you change the name.
Try hiding the extension like this:
Go to an image in explorer
Click tools > Floder options > View Tab
Put a check in the box labeled "Hide extensions for known file types"
Apply, Ok

Then try to rename a file and test
 

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That worked! Problem solved!! Thank you so much LONGHAIR.
 
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Thank U LONGHAIR!!!!!!!!! I had this problem 2 :) I love google and nice ppl :D I've registered just to say Thak You Very Much! (y)
 
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