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Rename a file


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drsnet41

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I'm having a problem renaming files in Windows Explorer.

From my office PC I highlight a file, lets say an Excel .xls file. I right click the file and select rename. If I rename the file but neglect to include the .xls extension I get the following message in a Rename window:

"If you change a file name extension, the file may become unstable. Are you sure..."

At this point I have to click no and do the rename procedure again, this time including the .xls extension.

On my home PC this isn't the case. I can rename an Excel (or any other file type for that matter) and it keeps the original extension.

Both systems run XP. Why do they behave differently?
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Go to View -> Folder Options.

In there, click View and put a tick in "Hide extensions for known file types". Click OK.

Now select the file, press F2 and should be able to rename it.
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Neil,

That took care of it.

Thank you.
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