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Old 10-28-2007, 04:59 PM   #1
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Hey, I need to e-mail a friend a useful winamp program used to bind keys to pause/play etc. and I can't find them again so I'm e-mailing them and when I try to change them I just change the name and not the extension. In short : How do I change the filetype from an application to a text file?

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Old 10-28-2007, 10:38 PM   #2
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open a folder, go to tools, folder options, view tab, then uncheck the box that shows hide extensions, then you should be able to change it.

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Old 10-29-2007, 05:04 AM   #3
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I am running vista, there is no tools button.....
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Old 10-29-2007, 10:35 AM   #4
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Hello FriendlyGremlin and welcome to TSF

Lets get start on your fix right away so first I would like you to do this:
  • Click the Start Globe
  • In the searchbad type in Folder Options
  • Then tap the Enter key
  • Navigate to the View Tab
  • Untick or uncheck the box that says Hide File Extensions

After following the above steps you should see the extensions of all of your files. Then navigate to the extension you would like to change and right after the " . " change the name from <name>.exe to <name>.txt. This will make it so that you can open the file in notepad and read its Unicode Language. Follow the above steps once again if you would like to hide the file extensions.
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