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Changing hidden extensions

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I am using an application which requires the text file it imports to have the
extension X01 (or X02, etc). The source file has a txt extension which is,
of course, hidden. When I attempt to change the extension, the best I can do
is to add .X01 to the file name without overwriting the hidden .txt.

How can I make a txt extension visible so that I can overwrite it.
 
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Hi Jim,

Control Panel/Folder Options, on the view tab, uncheck the line to "hide
file extensions for known file types".

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Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Jim Jones" <JimJones@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:FA9BED29-60BA-4BF0-B2D0-D72F3E03ED4A@microsoft.com...
>I am using an application which requires the text file it imports to have
>the
> extension X01 (or X02, etc). The source file has a txt extension which
> is,
> of course, hidden. When I attempt to change the extension, the best I can
> do
> is to add .X01 to the file name without overwriting the hidden .txt.
>
> How can I make a txt extension visible so that I can overwrite it.
 
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Dear Rick

That's made the rest of the day a lot easier. Many thanks!

Jim

"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

> Hi Jim,
>
> Control Panel/Folder Options, on the view tab, uncheck the line to "hide
> file extensions for known file types".
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Jim Jones" <JimJones@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:FA9BED29-60BA-4BF0-B2D0-D72F3E03ED4A@microsoft.com...
> >I am using an application which requires the text file it imports to have
> >the
> > extension X01 (or X02, etc). The source file has a txt extension which
> > is,
> > of course, hidden. When I attempt to change the extension, the best I can
> > do
> > is to add .X01 to the file name without overwriting the hidden .txt.
> >
> > How can I make a txt extension visible so that I can overwrite it.
>
>
>
 

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