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I copies some games from home. They are .EXE files. However, when I try to copy them onto another computer, when my cursor hovers over them, it says they are XML files ... even though they are named .EXE. If I continue with the copy process, I cannot open them because they copy as .EXE.XML. How can I change the properties to show them as applications, and not as XML files?

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migrated from Jan 5 '10 at 16:14

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To be able to rename them, you have to display the file extensions, from the folder options (more details about that here, for example):

folder options

Then you should see the .exe.xml full extension, and you should simply rename the file (press F2 on a selected file, or choose "Rename" in the right mouse button menu), to get rid of the xml extension.

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