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andrewsexton

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Hi,

On all shortcuts etc say I save a word doc it ends all of them with .doc and the same goes with programs. I just downloaded the new msn messenger and it downloaded but with .exe at the end. Its never done this any ideas?

Thanks

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gerryf

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??

You downloaded an executable program and want to know why it has an executable extension?

the "extension" -- .doc, .exe, .rtf, etc....tells windows what program to use to open a file

.exe=means executable, or run this file
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I know that but its adding the extension on to the file after ive saved or downloaded it when it hasnt done it before. It basically showing this:

andrew.doc (on windows desktop)

when it should only show andrew

If that makes sense
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gerryf

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ohhh, now I get you


open MY COMPUTER > Tools > Folder Options > View

scroll down and check HIDE EXTENSIONS FOR KNOWN FILE TYPES
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