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(Solved) Renaming pics requires extention now-why?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by bobber, Apr 12, 2004.

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  1. bobber

    bobber Thread Starter

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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.!
     
  2. rextilleon

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    Thats very strange. Where are you doint the renaming from--what program?
     
  3. bobber

    bobber Thread Starter

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    Hi. I am using Windows Explorer with Windows XP. Really strange...
     
  4. LONGHAIR

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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
     
  5. bobber

    bobber Thread Starter

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    That worked! Problem solved!! Thank you so much LONGHAIR.
     
  6. LONGHAIR

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    No problem.............I wish they were all that easy :D
     
  7. FuriouS_DS

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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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